KDOT Crews Tackle Snow
Jeff Garretson - Wed 11:39 AM 02/20/2013
Kansas Department of Transportation crews are out on the roads today as snow is falling across central Kansas.
David Greiser with KDOT tells KSAL News that crews began pre-treating roads and highways yesterday with liquid salt brine, an anti-icing solution made from rock salt, "It's always storm specific," he said.
"When we have a high wind it does not make sense to pre-treat with salt and sand because it just blows right off."
Greiser says the brine helps keep snow and ice from freezing to the pavement, "That aids us in blading it off," he said.
Snowplow operators are now up and running, removing snow and slush from the roads - a task Greiser says KDOT crews take pride in.
"They really do gear up for this. They understand this that this is one of the primary focuses for their being. And they take great pride in doing the very best job possible."
Greiser reminds drivers to check road conditions before they leave by dialing 511 on your phone or checking conditions around the state online at www.KanRoad.org.
KDOT maintains about 10,000 miles of interstate, Kansas and U.S. highways.