Icy road patrol, FOX23 checks out the roadways


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Reported by: Lynn Casey
Updated: 2/04 10:33 pm Published: 2/04 10:31 pm


The biggest concern Tuesday night is how the extreme cold could affect the roads.

The FOX23 crew went driving around to do an icy roads patrol.

The crew spotted salt trucks out, but that may not be enough to make driving in many areas safe on Wednesday morning.

Just after 7 p.m. Tuesday night, the crew started to see a little drizzle on the FOX23 vehicle’s windshield.

But it felt like it got a lot colder outside fast.

While on the road, FOX23 met a pair of plow truck drivers from Rogers County. They've had a long 24 hours.

"It's a little slick here, and there. We had a crew last night get all the trucks together, get everything working, and get it all organized," said Rusty Olson, Roger’s County plow truck driver.

This Rogers County crew worked until 3 a.m. Tuesday, then a day crew kept up with the roads until the night guys were back at it.

Olson told FOX23, "We came in behind them to help clean it up and get it safe for the public to be traveling tomorrow morning."

The snow stopped falling, but there was enough left over to keep them busy overnight.

Rogers County plow truck driverJ.D. Baney told FOX23, "Well, we had slush coming into tonight. I mean, it's starting to freeze back. As you're walking on it, you can tell it's starting to freeze back already this evening."

This round of snow didn't bring as much snow as these crews were prepared for, but they know there's still a long week ahead.

Olson said, "We lucked out big time. But we still got Thursday, Friday and Saturday to go, so we're just waiting to see what that brings us."

We're still keeping an eye on the roads north of Tulsa.

Stay with FOX23 for your latest breaking news and severe weather coverage.


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Mayor Maynot - 2/5/2014 2:33 AM
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