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Haulers trekking snowy roads to free drivers

Posted at 4:17 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 20:49:40-05

TULSA, Okla. — Slick roads Wednesday morning created havoc for some Green Country drivers. While roads became tamer throughout the day, we could see re-freezing overnight on slushy surfaces.

AAA towing operator Doug Hyder says a lot of accidents started with drivers going too quickly on slick roads. He says because the ground temperatures were warmer from the past couple days, drivers avoided too much freezing on the roadways Wednesday.

Still, as the snow came down, the roads became soggy and slick, causing drivers to lose control. Many people decided to stay in, and schools being closed helped the roads free up, but some still needed help with spin outs and slides.

"Take it easy. If you don't have to get out, don't get out. It ain't worth it," Hyder said. "We had an extraction earlier today, bless her heart, but she hit a slick spot. Everything's fine until it ain't fine."

Hyder asks if you see a hauler helping a stranded driver, give them plenty of room and slow down.

"Move over, slow down. Give me a chance to help this poor soul," Hyder said. "Might be your aunt, might be your uncle. Might be you down the road, you never know."

Hyder says the rescues slowed down throughout the day, as people stayed off the roads after the morning commutes. But he still urges caution as long as there is slush and snow on the roads, and especially as roads re-freeze overnight.

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