Drivers Brave Slick Roads


Friday, December 1st 2006, 1:57 pm
By: News On 6


For most in Green Country the toughest part of Thursday’s monster snowfall isn't dealing with the cold, it's trying to drive and getting nowhere.

The snow clogging Tulsa streets and highways during the morning commute has now turned to slush, but News on 6 reporter Heather Lewin says it's still slick and dangerous.

Spinning tires were a common sight throughout the day, from neighborhoods to highway ramps, residents tried to dig out from under about 10 inches of snow.

City crews hit the streets early Friday morning, but with only half the fleet of 50 trucks equipped with plows officials say they were just overwhelmed by the task.

State trucks took on highways and overpasses, about 20 are designated for Tulsa County. Despite a round the clock effort it was slow going, and no going just about everywhere.

"They're terrible, 10 inches of snow what else can you ask for, this is Oklahoma, not Colorado. We don't have all the snow removal equipment like Colorado does," Tulsa resident Steve Hulsey said.

The sun's warmth helped with snow removal, but the fear Friday night of course is that slush turning into ice. Officials are urging once again that if you can avoid driving, do so.