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City Crews Prepare to Keep Roads Clear During Winter Storm
CITY, OK-- After Wednesday morning's snowfall, Oklahoma City officials warn
commuters wet road conditions can turn icy overnight.
the temperature dips below freezing we know we're going to have some
problems," said Kristy Yager, a spokesperson for the City of Oklahoma
crews spent Wednesday running Oklahoma City's snow routes to prepare for a
rough morning commute.
want people to be very careful tomorrow morning," said Yager, "we
expect very slick conditions."
of Oklahoma City in Shawnee, crews are also preparing for icy conditions
Thursday morning. Shawnee saw at least three inches of snow Wednesday
it accumulates we'll be salting nonstop," said Tim Dibler, who works in
Street Maintenance with the City of Shawnee.
says crews spent Wednesday night de-icing bridges and roadways.
beware of our vehicles," he said.
remind drivers to stay 200 feet behind salt trucks as crews de-ice the roads. Although
crews in Oklahoma City and Shawnee are working hard to keep morning commuters
safe, officials remind all drivers to take it easy.
you don't have to go to work first thing in the morning give it a couple of
hours," said Yager.
also reminds drivers to drive slow and have an emergency plan.
to leave your house early," she said, "and have a back-up plan in
case you slip off the road know who you're going to call."
says there will be 27-31 running snow routes at any given time in Oklahoma
City. Crews will keep working through the night until their job is done.
Posted: Wednesday, February 20 2013, 10:25 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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