Crews finish pre-treatment of Lincoln streets ahead of freezing drizzle

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LINCOLN, Neb. - With the National Weather Service issuing a winter weather advisory for Thursday, city crews have completed application of anti-ice brine pre-treatment to arterial roads and bridges.

Once freezing rain begins falling, the brine pre-treatment will rehydrate, preventing ice from bonding with the pavement while starting the melting process.

At that time, 20 material spreading crews will begin patrolling routes applying granular salt pre-wet with brine as needed to trouble spots.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southeast Nebraska including Lincoln/Lancaster County in effect from noon to 9 p.m. today.

Freezing rain is expected during the afternoon and evening commute, resulting in slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges.

Total ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads.

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