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Police and road crews work together to keep residents safe


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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 2/03 12:46 am Published: 2/03 12:05 am


For more than 24 hours, crews in Broken Arrow have been treating and plowing roads.

FOX23 went to the city of BA to find out what the plan is overnight and into Monday morning.

Broken Arrow roads have been treated and plowed and that will continue through Sunday night.

The city told FOX23 approximately eight to 10 road crews have been plowing and will continue on12-hour shifts until everything is clear.

A layer of sand and salt covers the main streets in Broken Arrow while drivers speed by on plowed streets.

FOX23 drove on the Broken Arrow Expressway and found the same thing, all clear paths.

We spoke with Kevin Snow, who told us, “Most of the main roads are ok, it’s when you hit the side roads that are a little in the country that are more of a problem.”

Kevin Snow and other drivers told us that the main roads were in pretty good shape, but the side streets are still slick, “I saw a BMW off the road and a PT Cruiser of the road,” said Snow.

The Broken Arrow Fire Department told FOX23 a hazardous area is near 51st Street. A hill lies west of Elm Street and became a major trouble spot.

We also spoke with Brian Miller, “They are very slick, I drove a block and my truck was just all over the road.”

Even when the roads are treated, SGt. Robert Baird told us drivers have to be careful, “Don’t steer real hard, drive gentle, don’t break real hard don’t give it a lot of gas… drive gentle (and) you will be fine.”

Baird said police will be working hand in hand with the city to make sure that the Monday commute is as smooth as possible, “Working with road crews to figure out where we need more sand and we need more salt.”

Cities around the area are trying to stay on top of the roads.



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Mayor Maynot - 2/3/2014 7:10 AM
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That's too bad they don't know how to drive on snow.
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