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City of Tulsa prepared for winter weather

Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 18:10:43-04

TULSA, Okla. — The City of Tulsa is prepared for winter weather as temperatures drop across Green Country.

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EMSA responded to six cold exposure calls and transported four patients to local hospitals in the Tulsa area, they urge people to take precautions as the temperatures drop.

READ MORE: Freezing rain in Green Country

City officials said they are geared up in case Tulsa receives some early winter weather. The Streets and Stormwater Department is watching conditions to be ready for whenever the first winter storm comes, and for other storms that may occur this season.

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The City of Tulsa is responsible for clearing snow and ice from the Gilcrease Expressway, L.L. Tisdale Expressway and all main streets.

The city uses these resources to clear roads:

• 62 truck-mounted salt spreaders
• 4 truck-mounted Liquid Applicator Systems for brine application when appropriate
• 48 truck-mounted snow plows
• 7 4x4 pick-up trucks equipped with snow plows
• 3 motor graders for use as plows
• 210 employees (including drivers and support staff)
• Approximately 9,500 tons of salt
• 2 salt brine mixing systems

Crews are assigned to 35 specific routes totaling 1,770 lane-miles and routes are prioritized based on traffic.

Once the main streets are clear, the second focus moves to residential or collection streets near hospitals, schools and areas with steep hills.

CLICK for every map and route the city uses.

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