Treacherous roads concern Mid-South public works crews - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Treacherous roads concern Mid-South public works crews

(WMC-TV) - One of the major concerns in the Mid-South is the likelihood of treacherous road conditions. Officials are asking residents to stay off of the roads, unless absolutely necessary.

Sunday evening Shelby County Public Works trucks rolled out to canvass the county with salt, hitting mostly bridges.

Saturday's warm weather helped heat up the roads, so officials are not worried about many roads freezing. But as usual, they expect bridges to be slick.

Before crews head out, they have to check each truck for oil, antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid and make sure all the lights and tires are working correctly.

Starting with seven to eight trucks, crews will have about 16-20 trucks out at the end of the day and overnight.

"Try to stay back from them because they'll be throwing salt off the back. But just take it slow give yourself plenty of time and be careful, said Dennis Moultrie, Public Works operations supervisor.

He says crews expected the winter weather and had a planning meeting on Friday afternoon. Crews will be working throughout the night to load and reload as needed.

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