Winter returns to northeastern Oklahoma


Thursday, February 5th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


For the most part roads around Tulsa are just wet. But freezing temperatures this morning could create slick spots on bridges and overpasses.

Drivers should use extreme caution and leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the one in front of you. While this latest round of winter weather packed a medium punch, employees of Tulsa's Street Department are hard on the job keeping the roads clear. But still, many Tulsans let someone else do the driving. While some drivers had some problems when the snow first started, it was business as usual for most others. The snow did make things tough for some people, even the driver of a sand truck. A tire slipped into a ditch, causing a load of sand to shift. That tipped the truck onto its side near Hwy 75A and 154th Street South. The driver wasn't hurt.

People to the north and west of Tulsa got a little more snow. In Bartlesville, the snow started coming down around noon. It stayed steady into the night time hours. Sand and salt crews worked hard to keep roads cleared for motorists.

The snow was perfect for the kids who spent time outdoors. Some got themselves a pretty good snowball fight. With several inches of snow, there was plenty of ammunition.