City of Tulsa ready for second round of winter weather

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Updated: 2/03 6:09 pm Published: 2/03 3:54 pm

Officials said city of Tulsa street crews worked throughout the day Sunday and overnight to treat Tulsa’s arterial streets.

From the Sunday snow storm, crews plowed over 5,000 lane miles and treated approximately 5,700 lane miles with 1,600 tons of salt.

Although most arterial streets are in good shape, street crews will remain on 24-hour operations, 12-hour shifts, for another storm that is expected in Tulsa tomorrow.

During a weather event, motorists should avoid driving if possible to give city plows and salt trucks the opportunity to make arterials safe and passable. 61st and Elwood near Turkey Mountain will be closed the rest of the week.

The City’s Streets & Stormwater Dept. handles snow and ice response on the city arterial streets. Crews are assigned to 35 specific routes, totaling 1,768 lane-miles.

The following link includes every map and route the City uses for arterial streets, collector streets, schools and steep hills:

Monday customers received refuse and recycling service today as normal. With winter weather expected in Tulsa tomorrow, Tuesday customers may experience a delay with refuse and recycling service, depending on weather and road conditions.

The City’s Solid Waste group will be monitoring the weather and street conditions and refuse trucks will only travel on roads that are safe and passable. Refuse trucks are very heavy, and with icy conditions, crews have to be cognizant of the many steep areas in town and cars parked along the road. We ask residents remain patient, but refuse and recycling will be picked up as conditions warrant.

Curbside green waste will not be picked up tomorrow, as city green waste crews are utilized during winter weather response.

Owners of automatic lawn sprinkling systems are advised to turn off timers and control systems to prevent run-off water into streets and sidewalks during freezing weather. Run-off water from the sprinkler system forms ice, creating hazardous conditions for not only pedestrians and motorists, but makes roads impassable for city crews.

Homeowners should also know where their main water intake control valve is located, so that water can be shut off if necessary to minimize damage from frozen and burst pipes. If water is leaking into a home and you can't find the valve, call the City's 24-hour Water Emergency Line, (918) 596-9488, to request the City shut off the water at the meter.

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Mayor Maynot - 2/3/2014 4:57 PM
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If the other day was an indicator of what to expect then were in for a few more surprises.
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