Green Country prepares for winter weather


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Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 2/03 5:38 pm Published: 2/03 4:39 pm


The city of Tulsa is resting crews in preparation for the next round of winter weather.

“I think they did well. They (the roads) seem to be pretty clear,” said Kelley Emigh, a Tulsa resident.

Emigh was impressed with how quickly Tulsa street crews got the roads cleared. So was Blaine Bacon,; he said his two-door Honda had no trouble Sunday.

“Got around just fine. Of course, there weren’t any severe hills. And then once I got out of church the roads were better,” said Bacon.

Leon Kragel, with the city’s Street Maintenance Department, told FOX23 News he’s proud of the work his crews did with the first round, but now they’re turning their attention to round two and possibly round three later in the week.

“We’re going through all of our equipment, making sure any repairs that need to be done are taken care of, and getting our employees scheduled to come in at midnight,” said Kragel.

Neighborhood streets are still slick and covered in snow, however.

“At this time we’re not looking at doing any secondary (roads), just because of the several storms ahead and we want to make sure we have plenty of material that we can treat the arterial streets,” he said.

The city still has plenty of material, with 9,400 tons of salt on hand. Still, the city isn’t taking chances and already ordered more.

But after 12-hour shifts Sunday, the likelihood of long hours through the rest of the week means fatigue among the road crews is a concern for Kragel.

But Emigh isn’t too worried.

“I think they’ll do their very best. I mean, they’re humans. We’re humans; we just do the best we can with what we can. And I think they do a nice job,” he said.

FOX23 checked with other cities in the area.

Owasso has about 70 tons left.
Broken Arrow has 400 tons and has ordered 600 tons more.


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Mayor Maynot - 2/3/2014 6:06 PM
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That's a pretty salty dog
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