Salt trucks out in full force in Toledo despite summer-like weather
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:57:24 GMT —
It may be almost summer-like outside, but the city of Toledo is gearing up for winter.
Crews within the city's Division of Streets, Bridges & Harbor will be out in full force Friday preparing for the winter snow and ice season.
Staff will spend Friday training drivers, and testing and preparing equipment. Drivers will take to Toledo streets to train on the equipment.
For the upcoming winter season, the city will use four salt trucks and one brine tank truck to clear roads of snow and ice.
According to the city, no salt will be used during Friday's training; however, drivers may notice water on area roadways.
In 2012, the city of Toledo used approximately 24,000 tons of salt to treat icy roadways. This will be the first year the fleet of brine trucks are fully operational and they are expected to consume 30,000 to 60,000 gallons of brine to pre-treat streets in prevention of icy roads.