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City of Tulsa Street Maintenance urges drivers to be cautious on snow and ice

Posted at 8:54 PM, Dec 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-13 21:54:29-05

While the snow has stopped for now, the City of Tulsa road crews job is just beginning.

City of Tulsa Street Maintenance tells 2 Works for You this is a full day's worth of snow cleanup and crews are out on the road.

Most of the main roads are clean, but there is still a bit of snow and slush on the residential streets.

The main thing street maintenance crews are worried about is refreezing as temperatures drop overnight.

Tim McCorkell is a manager for the City of Tulsa Street Maintenance, he tells us "If you don’t have to go out don’t.”

Street Maintenance salt trucks hit the road at 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning, and due to how fast the snow was coming down their plan was changing quickly.

“Everybody’s going to concentrate mainly on salting the roadways to try to alleviate as much refreeze as possible.”, McCorkell says.

The city has over forty salt trucks and plows clearing the main streets of Tulsa.

McCorkell tells us, “we know we’re going to get some refreeze, which is going to create some black ice out there so our crews right now are mainly concentrating on getting as much salt down as possible.”

McCorkell warns about driving over black ice, he says it'll look like water but is actually ice and extremely slick.

He asks drivers to slow down even if the roads look safe to drive on.

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