Published: Jan 25, 2013 09:00 AM
Modified: Jan 25, 2013 09:01 AM
When Old Man Winter makes an appearance, the town of Cary is prepared.
Public-works crews got moving early Thursday ahead of expected bad weather, prepping roads before sunrise. The A-Team, as the town calls it, was ready to spread an estimated 30,000 gallons of salty brine water and up to 3 million pounds of salt-sand mix, just a fraction of the town’s millions of pounds of supplies.
In all, workers on Thursday hit approximately 1,200 miles of primary streets and roads. The operation was expected to take less than half the time of previous years’ brinings, which could last up to 48 hours.
Cary can now produce brine more quickly and spray it on roads faster, said town spokeswoman Carrie Roman. And the town can also store more of the stuff.
Of course, who knows when the trucks will come out again. Temperatures are expected to reach nearly 70 degrees on Tuesday.
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