Crews prep roads, power systems for freezing rain

CREATED Dec. 19, 2013 - UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2013

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WAUKESHA - Dozens of DPW trucks hit the road in Waukesha. They're trying to prevent a building up of ice on local roads.

Freezing rain and ice can make driving conditions very dangerous. Waukesha DPW Supervisor Bob Fox said they're starting early so the salt stays where they lay it down.
 
"The salt goes down better on top of the snow, it actually sticks in there, where if it's ice it will actually bounce off the ice and won't work as well" said Foxx.
 
Foxx said DPW is keeping a close eye on the radar, right now they've got more than two dozen trucks full of salt ready to roll.