The North Texas Tollway Authority continues to prepare roads in advance of potential winter weather precipitation forecast for the Metroplex this weekend and into next week.
NTTA’s crews began treating roads on Tuesday and will continue over the next few days as anticipated freezing temperatures and precipitation can pose dangerous conditions for North Texas drivers.
Maintenance crews are applying another round of pre-treatment throughout the day today. All drivers are asked to use caution around NTTA vehicles and give them room as they work to pre-treat the roads.
NTTA uses brine — a heavily salted liquid solution that dries and helps treat roads before inclement winter weather.
Drivers should be alert, drive slowly and with caution in snow and ice conditions.
NTTA is prepared to use the following resources, depending on the impact of a snow/ice event:
• 106 dump trucks with spreaders to dispense de-icing material
• 17 front-end loaders stationed at sand stockpiles located around the NTTA System
• 37 snowplows
• 30 dually pickup trucks with small spreaders for rapid response
• 26 brine sprayers
• Millions of pounds of magnesium-chloride, sand and salt
Some Roadside Safety Services vehicles are also equipped to help treat NTTA’s roads.
If drivers have car trouble, get stuck, or have an emergency on an NTTA roadway, they can call #999 or dial 9-1-1 to be connected directly to the NTTA Safety Operations Center, a 24/7/365 emergency dispatch facility. When a call is received, RSS crews and/or Department of Public Safety troopers will be on the way to help. Drivers should not dial their phone while driving.