TFD help drivers get up and down hill at 71st Street and Yale Avenue


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Reported by: Eddie Randle
Updated: 2/03 12:46 am Published: 2/03 12:33 am


The snowy weather made it nearly impossible to drive in parts of south Tulsa.

FOX23 asks why some blame the city for not making a priority of streets they say are "clearly dangerous" in the snow.

It took less than an hour for a street to go from safe and dry to white and snowpacked.

One of the biggest problems for drivers in Tulsa is to maneuver up snowy hills.

Tulsa firefighters helped out with this stretch of 71st Street between Yale Avenue and Harvard Avenue.

Cars were lined by the dozens and fire officials were letting one vehicle pass at a time.

Emily Forbes lives nearby.

She said this happens every time it snows.

“I know we're going to end up with either a fire truck a cop car or emergency vehicles turning cars around,” said Forbes.

She also told FOX23 the city should take better care of the street.

“It should be a priority, especially because 71st is a main thoroughfare, it should be a priority for sanding,” said Forbes.

Over at 71st Street and Sheridan Road, cars were still having problems.

The hill has gotten so congested that it takes city roads crews and Tulsa police just to get it cleaned up.
Some drivers FOX23 spoke with said they’re used to it.

Forbes said, “I lived in Boston and I can drive in snow but when you stop and you want to go up this hill and you don't have momentum or a four-wheel drive... just avoid this area.”

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