City of Wichita begins salt treatment

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WICHITA, Kan. -- For the first time since a winter storm hit Kansas at the beginning of the week, City of Wichita crews have begun treating streets with a salt-sand mixture, the deputy public works director said Friday.

Crews have started salt-sand treatments on intersections, bridges, hills, curves and elevated roadways along snow emergency routes, Joe Pajor, Deputy Director of Public Works said.

Pajor said temperatures are expected to rise to levels that allow salt treatment of snowpacked roads to be effective.

The city also has been working with a contractor to "self-haul" salt to Wichita. Pajor said the city currently has about 3,300 tons of road salt in storage.

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