ACHD preps for second storm in three days
Eric Fink reports live in Meridian. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Road crews with the Ada County Highway District were in full-anticipation mode Wednesday night, getting a jump on the latest round of winter weather to hit the Treasure Valley.
"We were ramped up for it," ACHD lead-maintenance worker Rick Davidsmeier said. "We hauled sand all day, we had salt trucks deliver from Salt Lake. We got all our "mag" in. We're all supplied back up and ready to go for this next one."
The "mag" to which Rick refers is magnesium chloride or de-icer. Each of ACHD's trucks holds up to 600 gallons of the pre-treating chemical. ACHD used 80,000 gallons of de-icer to help combat Monday's storm.
ACHD spokeswoman Christine Myron says crews used approximately 190,000 gallons of de-icer on the roads all last winter.
Crews are on-call Thursday morning, with a tentative start time of 3 a.m. depending on conditions.