City Of Tulsa Escapes The Worst Of The Winter Storm
TULSA, OK -- Oklahoma remains under a state of emergency Friday, but in the city of Tulsa, Mayor Dewey Bartlett says while we saw sleet and freezing rain overnight, it was not as bad as expected.
Bartlett says street crews are still running salt and sand trucks across the city because many streets are still covered in a thin layer of ice.
Most area highways are just wet and only slippery on bridges and overpasses.
Bartlett says the city closed down its Emergency Operation Center Friday morning, but could reopen it if conditions warrant.
Concerning trash collection, the city of Tulsa issued a news release saying residential trash service in the city of Tulsa may be affected by icy road conditions in neighborhoods until conditions improve.
City of Tulsa crews are collecting refuse in the northwest quadrant on Friday as scheduled. The terrain is relatively flat, so it is anticipated that customers will receive service if their refuse is at the curb when trash trucks arrive on their street.
The contractor, Tulsa Refuse Inc., also is collecting its scheduled routes on Friday. Service depends on road conditions in each neighborhood. Customers whose trash was not picked up should put it at the curb on their next scheduled service day.
In Tulsa County, county commissioner Karen Keith says things are rather slick on many county roads and residents are encouraged to not travel Friday if at all possible.
The National Weather Service is extending a winter storm warning until Friday night for much of eastern and southeastern Oklahoma, as the winter storm moves out of Oklahoma into Arkansas.
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