City of Tulsa street crews, PSO crews ready for more winter weather

TULSA - With more winter weather expected in Green County, road crews have already mobilized.

The city of Tulsa will have all 64 trucks monitoring the roadways overnight.

Tim McCorkell, Tulsa's street maintenance manager, says crews will focus on the bridges and overpasses.

They are expected to work until at least 9 a.m. Thursday.

The potential for freezing rain is also something the department will watch.

"Freezing rain, you know, it's not going to play a part on our streets unless we lose our ground temperature," McCorkell said.

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More than 170 employees prepared for Wednesday's weather event, with their attention focused on bridges and overpasses.

The city's fleet includes 64 trucks mounted with salt and sand spreaders, 45 snow plows and more than 14,000 tons of salt.

The Public Service Company of Oklahoma has also called in about 100 contract workers.

They will be ready to deploy if there are problems with the power lines.

"If people were to see a downed power line, don't go near it," said PSO spokesman Stan Whiteford. "Don't touch it. You can't tell if it's live or not."

For more information on what to do if you see a downed power line, click here.

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