Topeka to treat bridges ahead of Friday snow

KDOT crews treat city streets on February 5, 2019 (WIBW/Shawn Wheat)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) --- The City of Topeka's road crews are heading out into the 50° sunshine Thursday to prepare its bridges and overpasses for the several inches of snow expected to start falling Friday morning.

Deputy Director of Public Works Operations Jaci Vogel explains City officials will spend Thursday planning its storm response strategy and keeping an eye on the incoming winter weather. They will also be inspecting their equipment to make sure their ready for the potentially long day ahead.

“Once the event begins, crews will begin working two 12-hour shifts, spreading salt and plowing when necessary on emergency and primary streets,” Vogel said.

She says the City will also activate some of its on-call contractors to treat some of its primary and secondary streets.

Officials will also keep tabs on current conditions and the latest forecasts to determine if they will need to begin plowing local streets.