DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Starting at noon Sunday, the City of Dallas sent out 30 sanding trucks to prepare for the looming ice storm.
By 6:00 p.m., with the roads dry, the city scaled back to 14 trucks – focusing on bridges and overpasses.
“If you encounter a sanding unit, please allow them a 50 foot distance to protect you and your property as well as the drivers,” said Dennis Ware, the city’s director of street services.
This year the city is using a new type of salt, called A-Salt, in its road sand mixture.
“A-Salt is 40-50 percent less corrosive than salt, said Ware, “and it’s more effective than the regular rock salt.”
Monday’s morning commute could be the first test for this new salt.
Drivers, like Marcus Neubauer, said regardless of what’s put on the road they’ll be ready.
“As long as it wasn’t what it was for the Super Bowl, I think we can handle that,” said Neubauer.
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