Sand Trucks Attack Oklahoma Roads

Monday, December 15th 2008, 12:56 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Monday morning's sleet and icey blast in Tulsa prompted sand trucks to hit the roads early.

The City of Tulsa's Public Works Department says they've put down about a thousand tons of salt and sand on the city's major streets and plan to use more as needed.

Officials say city crews are concentrating on the city's major streets.

Despite the use of sand and salt, city officials say there are still plenty of streets where things are still quite slippery.

The city of Broken Arrow says their street crews used 234 tons of sand and 120 tons of salt so far Monday.

Officials say the salt isn't doing much because it's so cold. At this point, officials say they are relying on the sand to create some friction for tires.

Elsewhere, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has crews out putting down a layer of sand and salt on area bridges and overpasses.

ODOT also has road information posted on their web site.