Snow plow crews out on Salina streets

Published On: Feb 05 2014 04:31:24 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 05 2014 06:31:00 PM CST
Salina, Kan. -

The snow is over, but the city's crews are still out making sure the streets are as safe as possible for drivers.

"The crews have done an excellent job following our plan," public works director Mike Fraser said.

The city has 12 trucks plowing through its 275 miles of roads. They are cleaning up some neighbor hood streets and trying to make sure no slick spots develop. Right now, the roads are packed, but drivers probably won't see pavement for a while.

"We need to be able to have warming temperatures to actually be able to get to bare pavement," Fraser said. "The weather projections now say we are going to have very cold conditions for, at least, the next week."

The fine, powdery snow can get blown around by the wind pretty easily.

"It'll drift really bad," snow plow driver Ron Smith said. "In fact, we have some places in town they have to keep constantly hitting."

The city says it still has about 40% of its salt left and are ordering more to prepare for the wintery forecast.