City of Tulsa says it has nearly 13,000 tons of salt ready to clear streets

Posted at 8:36 AM, Dec 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-17 18:31:30-05

City of Tulsa officials are preparing for the possible snowfall and ice in the forecast.

They have 12,500 tons of salts, more than 60 salt spreaders and more than 40 snow plows.

The city's first focus in harsh weather is to clear city arterial streets to make way for emergency responders.

Then, it moves on to residential streets near hospitals, schools and areas with steep hills.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is advising drivers to take it slow on the roads. Always keep a good distance between you and salt or sand trucks, as well as other vehicles.

Also, watch out for black ice, it's easy to lose control quickly. Remember that bridges and overpasses freeze faster than other roads.

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