WICHITA, Kansas -- Wichita city officials say sand supplies have been restored after the latest winter storm.
On Sunday, public works officials said they had low inventories of salt and sand due to last week's storm that dumped more than 14 inches of snow across the metropolitan area.
The city replenished its supply of sand later in the day, said Joe Pajor, the Deputy Director of Public Works & Utilities.
He said crews will plow during the storm and only use sand if necessary to preserve the salt-sand mix for the end of the storm.
Officials say the conservation approach may make roads slicker and more difficult to navigate than they were during last week's storm.
Over the weekend, snow and ice on streets melted because of warmer-than-expected temperatures and that will allow crews to plow snow toward the curb and avoid pushing snow to the centerline.
Right now, the city has 50 crews and 50 plow trucks working 12-hour shifts to clear roads.
The city does not clean residential streets.
Homeowners and businesses are responsible for clearing sidewalks, parking lots and driveways.