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DOT out in full force

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DOT out in full force Video: DOT out in full force
DOT out in full force Sat, 13 Jan 2018 04:02:21 +0000 DOT out in full force DOT out in full force WKTV issued a snow emergency... so streets can be properly cleared of snow. but the big issue is ice. the state dot has been busy prepping the highways. --and they have advice for drivers. newschannel 2's zhane caldwell is at the thruway exit.. in utica. --zhane on camera-- the department of transportation is out tonight responding to the winter weather warning. a rep with the d-o-t tells me that crews have been out thoughout the late afternoon and early evening ... preparing the roads and making sure they are safe for drivers. --vo-- jim pecola says his crews have been busy appling more than 200 pounds of salt onhe roadtonight. his crews use two different types of salt on the roads ... one to treat the freezing rain. and one for the snow that is expected later tonight. --sot-- "right now our folks are out there putting down some salt, actually treated salt. it's magnesium chloride, which will help it bond better to the road. and also, once it starts, thefreeng rain, will give ougus someime to get t there witthe actualegular rockalt and keep the ads as safe awe can." --cont. v- d-o-t crews ll be wking throhout the overght to ensure road safety for drivers pecola says if you don't have to be othe roadsonightdriving .. --button-- he says that anyone who has to drive tonight should make sure they have a full tank of gas .. make sure their cell phone is charged ... and to let someone know that ty areleaving repoing in utica.zhane caldll ...newschann 2... don. the ice started breaking up early this

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