Green Country communities prepare for more winter weather


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Reported by: Michelle Linn
Updated: 1/07 10:07 pm Published: 1/07 4:57 pm


It's still early in the winter season and Green Country has already dealt with several snow and ice events.

FOX23 morning anchor Michelle Linn investigated whether cities across Green Country have enough salt and sand to last the rest of the season.
In Owasso, leaders told FOX23 the most recent storm hit hard.

They treated streets with a salt-sand mixture several times since Sunday morning and sent plows out again Monday afternoon once the sun melted some of the ice and snow. Then crews were out again Monday night treating slick spots with more salt and sand.

When we talked to city spokesperson Chelsea Levo Tuesday afternoon, she told us the city used 50 tons of salt and sand, or about half of what they had on hand.

They're getting another shipment this week.

Broken Arrow officials told FOX23 they have 900 tons of sand on hand and their supplier is local, so they can get more whenever they need it.

They also have 300 tons of salt on hand and they're expecting a shipment of another 700 tons within the next two weeks.

In Bixby, the Public Works Department said they still have 30 tons of salt on hand, but they are running short on salt.

Muskogee spokesperson Kimbra Scott told FOX23 they used 250 tons of sand and salt mix and they still have 1,000 tons of it on hand. She said they use a three-to-one sand to salt mixture.

The sand plant is within 3 miles of city limits, so they can stay ahead of any storm.

City leaders across Green Country told FOX23 they will make sure they have enough salt and sand on hand, in case of more winter weather.


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