Wichita city crews working to treat icy streets

Local

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.


Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories