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Work crews prepare for weather

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KENNEWICK, Wash.—Streets will hopefully be safer Wednesday after workers spend Tuesday covering them in de-icer in preparation for cooler weather.

All main streets, intersections and hills were worked on starting at 7:00am.  Workers say the de-icer will last for a few days, but they have to disperse it early.

"That way traffic will help you carry it around off into the turn pockets and track a little bit farther down the road to create that barrier to where your ice and snow won't have a tendency to set up in your intersections and your hills," Jack Weber, City of Kennewick Crew Leader.

Three de-icer trucks and one crew were used throughout the day.