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Fleet of brine trucks work to avoid icing on highways

Transport authorities said they had a quick window to treat the highways around metro Atlanta in an effort to avoid ice from forming. According to GDOT, 16 salt water trucks treated interstate and state paths in between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Channel 2’s Jodie Fleischer reported 10 salt water trucks have been designated to metro Atlanta, and 6 salt water trucks are operating in north Georgia. In spite of GDOT’s alerting to motorists to remain off the highways, salt water trucks were stuck in stop and go traffic Friday afternoon. The ideal speed for GDOT’s salt water trucks to work effectively is 45 miles per hour. GDOT told Fleischer they couldn’t deploy the trucks prior to 3 p.m. due to heavy rains that would have washed the brine away. Eventually salt water trucks finished their very first treatment Friday night. GDOT states trucks will remain to pour brine on city Atanta highways. GDOT will also deal with bridges and overpasses with a salt/gravel mix. GDOT teams still out keeping roads safe.— Georgia DOT (@GADeptofTrans) January 23, 2016 More than 150,000 gallons of salt water was gotten ready for the trucks. GDOT states more brine can be created if it’s required. GDOT also deployed 18 rake truck teams with about five plow trucks per group. GDOT states the groups will be deployed tactically on vital interstates and state paths. “As in all winter storms, we caution vehicle drivers to pay attention to our trucks spreading materials. Stay back a safe range for your safety and for the security of our teams working to clear the roadways,” GDOT commissioner Russell McMurry said. © © 2016 Cox Media Group. By utilizing this website, you accept the terms of our Visitor Agreement and Personal privacy Policy, and understand your choices concerning Advertisement Choices. This station is part of Cox Media Group Tv Find out about professions at Cox Media Group We have sent you a confirmation email. Please check your e-mail and click the link to trigger your account. We anticipate seeing you often. Visit us …
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Truck added to Wats. fleet

WATSONTOWN– With police throughout the country including pickup trucks to their car fleets, the Watsontown Police Department …
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