(December 11, 2009) - Residents and business owners are reminded to turn off their automatic sprinkler systems when the threat of freezing weather moves into the metro.
Water from sprinklers often cause streets to become slick and hazardous when the temperature dips below freezing.
“Salt crews regularly respond to icy conditions even when there is no sleet or snow on the ground,” said Street Superintendent Mike DeGiacomo. “When we see sprinkler-related ice we try to address it with the business or home owner – it’s usually just an issue of awareness.”
Streets that crews regularly respond to include Meridian, Classen, NW Expressway, SW 44th and SW 59th.