Tulsa Crews Plow 6,658 Miles To Remove Snow

Monday, March 30th 2009, 4:40 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- The City of Tulsa had 30 plow-equipped trucks clearing arterial streets and expressways on Saturday. Public Works Street Maintenance crews removed snow from 6,658 lane-miles of roads.

The late-season, record-setting snowstorm, which dumped up to six inches of wet snow on many neighborhoods, called for more plowing and less application of salt/sand than typical Tulsa winter storms.

Because pavement temperatures were warm, snow was melting near the ground, but accumulating so fast that plowing was necessary.

Forty-two and a half tons of salt/sand were applied, mostly to bridges.