The City of Burlington’s Streets Division jump-started its de-icing procedures this morning. Currently, City crews are distributed throughout Burlington applying a brine solution to road ways. This solution helps to limit frozen precipitation from sticking to the roads’ surfaces.
Over the course of the day, Streets Division employees with cover over fifty (50) lane miles of thoroughfares, as well as, nine (9) lane miles of downtown streets. Crews will focus extra attention on certain “trouble spots”, along with hills and curves that can present challenges for drivers as freezing weather sets in.
Crews will be available and/or in operation all day long and throughout the night. When frozen accumulation begins, a supply of over 200 tons of salt awaits the City’s fleet of salt trucks which will be immediately dispatched to help remedy the situation. Additional accumulation will be addressed by a variety of equipment including eleven (11) plow trucks and two motor graders.
In case trees and/or branches begin to fall into streets, the City will respond with backhoes and loaders to remove debris. If citizens wish to report downed trees in the streets they can contact the City at (336) 222-5066.
Additional City departments will be mobilized as needed. If the City needs report any delays and/or closures, they will be announced to local media, as well as, posted on Burlington’s website, www.burlingtonnc.gov.