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[The device on roads to guarantee road safety in episodes of frost and snow is in operation from November to March (13/01/2021)

| The Community has a brine manufacturing plant in Caravaca de la Cruz, with a storage capacity of 25,000 liters, to be used as a preventive measure on the Northwest tracks in the face of low temperatures | The Murcia Region winter system has 50 personnel, equipped with 8 vehicles with snow plows and salt spreader and a stockpile of 45,000 liters of brine and 357 tons of salt Since last November and until next March 15, the winter device has been active on roads, as reported by the Director General of Roads of the Murcia Region, Jos Antonio Fern ndez Llad , who visited, together with the Councilor for Works and Pedan as, Jos Antonio Garc a, the RM-730, at the height of Barranda, where at that time a new preventive treatment was applied.

The Region of Murcia has 50 troops to guarantee road safety against possible episodes of ice and snow.

With regard to material resources, it consists of 8 vehicles with snow plows and salt spreader, and a stockpile of 45,000 liters of brine and 357 tons of salt.

The Councilor for Works and Pedan as in the Caravaca de la Cruz City Council, Jos Antonio Garc a, stressed that "these devices must always be provided in winter and equipped with sufficient human and material resources, such as fortunately it occurs in the case of the Murcia region.

"These weeks we are verifying its importance, with temperatures that in some parts of the municipality have exceeded minus ten degrees", he pointed out, highlighting, in turn, the good performance n of the regional emergency services and the Citizen Security Council, with the municipal resources and personnel, to deal with the Filomena snowstorm, which affected the Northwest Highway and most of the road.

ace of the municipality.

The preventive treatment consists of pouring salt on the asphalt with specialized machinery to prevent ice sheets from being created by low temperatures.

"This is a task that is part of the winter road plan that we carry out on different regional highways in the Northwest and Altiplano in order to prevent vehicles from slipping, thus guaranteeing road safety," he explained.

This device is operational from November 15 to March 15 of each winter, according to the CEO, with which "we want to facilitate mobility on those roads affected each winter by ice and snow episodes." The device has the support of the road conservation centers located in Mula, in the Northwest and the Altiplano.

These three centers have a collection of salt and brine to be spread over the more than 3,000 kilometers of regional roads.

The Community also has a brine manufacturing plant with a storage capacity of 25,000 liters in Caravaca de la Cruz and another of 20,000 liters in Mula.

If necessary, the device can be reinforced in the event of a storm with up to 80 personnel belonging to different road maintenance services, as well as personnel from the Emergency Coordination Center 1-1-2 Region Murcia and Civil Protection.

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Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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