Local & Regional
8:07 am
Sun February 6, 2011

Roads Clearing

Undated – Sun helps melt snow, accelerate Okla. road clearing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Sunshine and above-freezing temperatures have helped crews accelerate their efforts to clear Oklahoma roads of ice and snow and prepare for possible additional rounds of wintry precipitation in the coming days.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Terri Angier says snow that fell on southern, central and northeastern Oklahoma on Friday caused some road conditions to deteriorate, but highways were in better shape on Saturday.

Angier says the agency has plans to deal with additional winter weather that could hit the state Sunday and the coming week, but she's hoping they won't have to be used.

In Tulsa, Darell Christopher shoveled snow out of the driveway of his bed and breakfast, which lost business because of Tuesday's blizzard.

Christopher says there are still stranded vehicles and mounds of snow on side streets.