Wichita city crews working to treat icy streets


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita city crews are continuing to treat icy streets around the area. Numerous accidents were reported after freezing rain fell before the morning commute.

Alan King, Director of Wichita Public Works, said crews were mobilized around 10 p..m. Monday to start treating roads. Crews have been applying a salt-sand mix to emergency routes. The city said the salt-sand mix melts accumulating precipitation and provides traction on driving surfaces.

Right now, 60 trucks are working around the clock on 12-hour shifts.WEBSITE | Wichita snow removal tracking

Meanwhile in Wichita, the Emergency Accident Reporting Plan is in effect.

The EARP plan allows motorists who are involved in a non-injury accident to move their vehicles, exchange information with the other driver involved and report the accident within 24 hours of occurrence.

If there is an injury or alcohol use is suspected, call 911 and officers will respond to the accident.

Motorists can get an accident form at local area QuikTrips, Kwik Shops, police stations.

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