‘We’re hoping for the best, planning for the worst’: Providence DPW fills 40 trucks with salt in preparation for slick conditions

The DPW is filling up 40 trucks with salt to prepare the roads for any accumulation Wednesday evening into overnight.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Providence’s Department of Public Works is gearing up for any potential snow or rainfall Wednesday evening.

The DPW is filling up 40 trucks with salt to prepare the roads for any accumulation Wednesday evening into overnight.

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza says the capital City is taking preventative measures when it comes to the wintry mix expected. The Mayor told ABC6, “we’re hoping for the best, but planning for the worst.”

“We don’t believe there will be enough accumulation to put the plows down, but even if it doesn’t accumulate…if you get that thick layer or water and ice, it gets really slippery.”

Elorza said DPW crews will be especially focused on the hilly areas of the city, and they will be prepared for whatever comes their way.

Anyone hitting the roads Wednesday night are urged to drive slow and cautiously.

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