Getting Ready For Winter

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:34 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Governor Brad Henry has declared Thursday as Winter Weather Preparedness Day in Oklahoma.

City of Tulsa officials say the city's Public Works Department has stockpiled materials and readied salt-spreader trucks, snow plows and other equipment for treating streets if ice or snow falls in Tulsa in coming months.

"Last winter's ice storm drove home the need to be prepared for winter weather," said Mayor Kathy Taylor. "Our Public Works Department stands ready to make our streets safer for driving when ice or snow arrives, and our Police, Fire and other emergency response agencies are all ready to meet the needs of citizens."

The city has 52 truck mounted sand-salt spreaders and 34 truck mounted snow plows. Officials say they have 8,600 tons of salt stockpiled.

"While we hope that Tulsa has a mild winter, we are prepared to deal with winter storms," Mayor Kathy Taylor said.

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