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TXDOT begins treating roads ahead of freezing rain

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Texas Department of Transportation workers began treating north Texas roads early Sunday morning.

Bridges and overpasses are the first targets for TXDOT. They have a plan to treat the roads wherever ice could form with a liquid salt-based anti-icer.

Denton and Collin counties will likely be treated first, said TXDOT spokesman, Ryan LaFontaine.

He also said they'd treat roads in north Dallas county as well, if necessary.

TXDOT workers had trucks loaded up Friday, in preparation for treating the roads Sunday.

Sand will also be used, if needed, LaFontaine said.

Additionally, Dallas Department of Street Services workers have been monitoring the streets to address any hazards.   The Department of Street Services will begin sanding operations Sunday at noon to address hazards on the streets.

There will be approximately 35 sanding trucks and 100 personnel monitoring bridges, overpasses and inclines throughout the city, according to city officials. .

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