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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The city of Winston- Salem will send 25 salt trucks throughout the city in preparation for the freezing rain advisory.

Ryan Newcomb is the deputy director with the city's property and facilities management department.

Newcomb said Saturday night’s overnight crew will start at 10 p.m. and will load up with salt and begin their post duties.

"We should be able just to have to salt out major streets just to keep them passable during the day," Newcomb said.

Though another order of salt is on the way, Newcomb believes the 700 tons of salt left will suffice.

High Point Public Works will begin to send salt trucks around 2 a.m. Sunday to apply salt to overpasses and bridges, if needed.

Brad Wall with NCDOT for Guilford, Rockingham, Orange, Caswell and Alamance counties said crew members will access the need for salt application around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Greensboro Public Works and Randolph County's crew members will be on alert as well early Sunday morning.

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