FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 13, 2012
Contact: Megan Gilliland, communications manager, (785) 832-3406
Snow update: Crews to continue treating roads overnight
(Lawrence, Kan.) – The City of Lawrence street maintenance crews continued to treat the roadways throughout the day on Monday and will continue their efforts throughout the evening.
“Crews started on Sunday with pre-treatment operations and then returned at midnight on Monday morning for sand and salt operations. Crews had all roadways sanded and salted by 10:30 a.m.,” said Mark Thiel, assistant director of Public Works.
Crews are currently plowing in residential areas.
“The actual snow accumulations weren’t enough to plow necessarily but plowing was done to clear slush off the roadway ahead of predicted below-freezing temperatures on Monday night,” said Thiel.
Crews will be dispatched throughout the evening to continue plowing operations or spread sand and salt on slick spots. Temperatures overnight are expected to cause pavement temperatures to drop below freezing, which increases the possibility of slick spots on the roads.
“The best advice for the evening commute and tomorrow morning is still to slow down, leave plenty of room between vehicles and give yourself extra time when getting to and from you destination,” said Megan Gilliland, communications manager.
Crews will continue to work on snow operations through Noon on Tuesday. The remainder of the week looks to have temperatures well above freezing with little-to-no chance for additional snow.
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