Bartlesville's snow patrol


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Updated: 1/05 9:48 pm Published: 1/05 9:46 pm


Bartlesville received even heavier amounts of snow than the Tulsa area and, with the blowing wind, crews were staying busy just keeping up.

FOX23 went to Bartlesville and checked with emergency managers about the biggest concern as the frigid temps move in.

Sunday's early-morning snow brought 4-5 inches in Bartlesville, where crews were working to clear the parking lots and sidewalks at public health facilities.

It's been a long day for Barb Lake.

"We're up when the boss calls and says you're invited to a shoveling party," said Lake.

She and Eddie Marler are working to clear the paths at Bartlesville health facilities.

"You know you're working for some place that does not close. We've got to keep the sidewalks clear regardless," said Marler.

They work hard and fast in these frigid temperatures.

"You don't have a chance to get cold," Lake said.

Washington County emergency manager, Kary Cox, says this morning's winter weather forced many area churches to close, helping his team.

"That actually helped to have folks stay in and off the roads and allowed the crews to get out and begin working on the roads, trying to get some of the main thoroughfares cleared," Cox said.

Still, FOX23 found out that emergency responders are concerned about the dangerous temperatures over the next few days.

"We're just asking folks if they don't have to get out and about, don't. Stay home and stay warm," Cox said.

And Lake says she's ready for summer.
"I hate snow."

For crews in Bartlesville, their work will continue the rest of Sunday and well into tonight. They'll even be back at it early tomorrow morning.

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