HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Frigid temperatures mean many roads and side streets are still covered in ice and snow.

When it's this cold, crews have to work twice as hard.

City officials said temperatures at 20 degrees or below hinder their efforts.

They said the salt and plows aren't nearly as effective on ice, which is what many of the crews are finding out there.

Huntington city officials said four salt spreaders have worked city streets for the past 36 hours.

They also said they've had plows targeting rough spots.

Some of those spots are high priority areas like schools, hospitals and bridges.

Still, they said they've tried to reach the majority of the city's streets.

"We have treated approximately 90 percent of the roadways in Huntington at least once," said city of Huntington Communications Director Bryan Chambers.

City officials said they're also using a product called calcium chloride to help activate the salt.

They also said they're adding cinders -- a grit-like material -- to the salt. They said that will help cars get traction on the streets.

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