Local & Regional
Wed December 23, 2009
City Prepares for Snow
Tulsa, OK – City of Tulsa Street Maintenance supervisors are monitoring weather forecasts and preparing to respond if snow or ice begins to create problems for Tulsa motorists.
Although City employees have holidays on Thursday and Friday, Christmas Eve and Day, street maintenance crews will be on-call and will report to work if called in to treat streets for snow or ice accumulations.
WINTER PREPAREDNESS FACTS:
The City of Tulsa is responsible for clearing snow and ice from certain segments of the Tulsa expressway system and all arterial (main) streets. Other expressway segments in Tulsa are the responsibility of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
The goal of the program is to make expressways and arterial streets safe and passable as soon as possible after snowfall or ice begins.
These resources are available to attain this goal:
o 58 truck-mounted sand-salt spreaders.
o 34 truck-mounted snow plows.
o 3 motor graders for use as plows.
o 1 truck-mounted liquid de-icer spraying units.
o Approximately 10,500 tons of salt
o 146 employees.
The spreaders are assigned to 35 specific routes totaling 1,742 lane-miles. Spreading and plowing routes are prioritized based on traffic counts. Once the main streets are cleared and conditions permit, selected residential streets are treated based upon traffic and steepness.