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Oklahoma County crews prepared to ensure roads are safe

Oklahoma County crews prepare to ensure roads and highways are safe for motorists

Trucks have been on the road since early Tuesday morning, inspecting bridges to ensure they are safe to navigate



NOW OF THE WEATHER. OUR CREWS, INCLUDING FIRST LOOK AT STORM COMMAND. YOU WILL SEE THE BELOW OF YOUR SCREEN WATCHING THE ROADS WHILE ALL LOCAL UNITS HERE WORK TOGETHER TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY. I TALKED TO AN OKLAHOMA COUNTY COMMISSIONER IN SHELBY THIS MORNING, KOCO, SHELBY MONTGOMERY. THEY MAKE SURE THAT EVERY SNOWWAY IS CLEAR. GOOD MORNING. WHETHER IN THE CITY OR THE COUNTRY, AT LEAST ONE UNIT WAS TASK TO ENSURE THAT THE ROAD STAYS CLEAR ALL DAY. THERE ARE NOW SEVERAL SNOW TRAILS AROUND THE COUNTY. THESE ARE DESIGNATED ROADS YOU SHOULD TAKE TO GET TO YOUR DESTINATION. AND DURING TODAY’S SNOW, WE TALKED TO BRIAN MANN, OKLAHOMA COUNTY COMMISSIONER, WHO SAYS THAT NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER LOOKS TODAY, YOU ARE READY. WE HAVE A PREPARED MIX FOR A GOING OUT. WE WILL HANDLE IT ONE WAY. IF IT’S DIRTY AND WE TREAT IT DIFFERENTLY. IF IT COMES DOWN IN ACTUAL SNOWFALL. YOU KNOW, IF IT’S A BIG DRIFT, WE NEED TO GET THE KNIVES OUT AND START SHOVELING THEM OFF THE ROADS. IF IT COMES DOWN MORE OF AN ICE SHAPE, WE NARRATIVELY HAVE TO START TREATING IT TO SEE IF WE CAN MELT IT. REPORTING IN OKLAHOM

Oklahoma County crews prepare to ensure roads and highways are safe for motorists

Trucks have been on the road since early Tuesday morning, inspecting bridges to ensure they are safe to navigate

Oklahoma’s road crews have been working to ensure roads and highways are safe before winter weather hits the state on Tuesday MORE | The risk of winter storms increases as rain is expected to turn to snow. Whether city or county, at least one unit in Oklahoma County has already been assigned a snow route to ensure it stays clear throughout the day. Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan said crews are ready no matter what the weather looks like. “If it’s a big drift, we need to get the shovels out and start clearing the streets. If it comes down more like an ice mold, we need to start treating it to see if it melts.” | MORE | EMSA expects a large number of calls during the Oklahoma winter weather. Trucks have been on the road inspecting bridges to ensure they are safe to navigate since early Tuesday morning.

Oklahoma’s road crews have been working to ensure roads and highways are safe before winter weather hits the state on Tuesday.

| MORE | Risk of winter storms increases as rain is expected to turn to snow

Whether city or county, at least one unit in Oklahoma County has already been assigned a snow route to ensure it stays clear throughout the day. Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan said crews are ready no matter what the weather looks like.

“Prepared mixed. They’re going to handle it one way when it’s muddy and we’re going to handle it one way when it comes down in full snow,” Maughan said. “If it’s a big drift, we need to get the shovels out and start clearing the streets. If it comes down more like an ice mold, we need to start treating it to see if it melts.”

| MORE | EMSA anticipates a large number of calls during Oklahoma’s winter weather

Trucks have been on the road since early Tuesday morning, inspecting bridges to ensure they are safe to navigate.

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