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eric
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Username: Eba28

Post Number: 3
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 10:09 am:   

Last week during the snow/ice storms that blew through Frisco on Dec 25th, all the main roads were icy and not sanded. I saw several cars turned around backwards on Preston, Eldorado and the Dallas Tollway, including a police SUV.

With the news services giving ample warning of the storm coming on Dec 25th is there a reason why Frisco seemed to be unprepared and did not sand the main roads during and right after the ice/snow storm? The next morning the main roads were still really bad but once you crossed 121 into Plano the roads were fine. Plano was able to sand their roads and it made traveling a lot safer.
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 315
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 11:08 am:   

We had sanding crews out during the entire snow event that began on Christmas Day until the roads were clear on the following afternoon. Preston Road and a majority of El Dorado Parkway are state roads and are sanded by TxDot. We do sand the service roads of the DNT , but the toll lanes are the responsibility of the NTTA.
 

Carol R
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Username: Geoffil

Post Number: 7
Registered: 04-2011
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 - 10:48 am:   

Since most cities that get snow and ice use salt to make the roads safer, why doesn't Frisco do the same?

(Message edited by admin on January 15, 2013)
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 322
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 03:25 pm:   

Depending on whether we are wanting to provide traction or just prevent ice from forming on our roadways, we use sand and/or magnesium chloride. Magnesium chloride is a form of salt used to prevent water from freezing on streets.

Gary R. Hartwell, P.E.
Director
Public Works Department
 

Carol R
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Username: Geoffil

Post Number: 8
Registered: 04-2011
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 07:59 pm:   

How does the coordination with TX dot work? Can residents of Frisco contact someone when we are on roads that need salt? Is there a central command center?

(Message edited by admin on February 04, 2013)
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 327
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Monday, February 04, 2013 - 06:30 pm:   

We have two TxDOT offices for the City of Frisco depending on which county:
Collin County Area Office 972-542-2461
Denton County Area Office 940-387-1324

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