Icy Roads

By: Joe Harrington Email
By: Joe Harrington Email

Concerns about black ice and slick conditions had the City of Reno sending out trucks to spread sand and salt Sunday.

Public Works Crew Supervisor Kathy Sanchez said five or six trucks would be dispatched -- about half the number that were out Saturday. The trucks will concentrate on the North, Northwest and Southern parts of the city, as well as higher elevations, Sanchez said.

Dry roads appeared mostly safe, but areas where snow melted and froze as it got dark created icy conditions.

Sgt. Ron Larson of the Nevada Highway Patrol said people should be extra-cautious on interstates because concrete tends to freeze more often. He said highway ramps with little traffic flow are also a concern.

Larson advised drivers to slow down and leave extra space between vehicles.

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