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February Freeze - Tracking the Roads

Throughout the February Freeze, Newschannel 6 has tracked road conditions minute by minute. In Wichita Falls, City Streets Department crews are working around the clock to try and get a handle on things.

Dozens of trucks and graders are out on the streets, dropping chat and clearing snow. "We've been taking care of as many roads as we can. We've been bladeing using our motor grader blades on our loaders and on our back hoes and were also ice chatting some of the streets - some of the main thoroughfares," said Jose Caballero, Streets Supervisor.

Wednesday, cars were seen slipping and sliding, especially near intersections. Many drivers simply went too fast. Despite that, the Wichita Falls Police Department says they have not had a large number of accidents. Caballero offers some advice. "Stay off the road! If you do have to be out there, be careful and slow down," he said.

While he wants drivers to slow down, his team will not. They will continue to be staffed 24 hours a day. "All were trying to do is take care of basically what needs to be done," he said.

Paul Harrop, Newschannel 6

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