City of El Reno street crews sanded roadways Monday night into Tuesday as Mother Nature pummeled much of the state with a combination of rain, sleet and ice.
City Manager Matt Sandidge said main roads were sanded Monday night. He said rain that arrived early Tuesday did not help, washing away much of the mixture, before the freezing precipitation began to accumulate.
By mid morning Tuesday, Sandidge said crews were waiting for the rain to subside before applying another batch of sand to the streets. Sanding during rain is pointless because it washes away, he said.