Sapulpa Residents Deal With The Weather

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 11:03 am
By: News On 6

They are feeling the effects of the winter storm in Sapulpa, as drivers try to get around on slick streets and the few people we've seen out walking are stepping very carefully.
News on 6 reporter Heather Lewin says most Main Street Sapulpa shops took a snow day. Closed signs appeared on several doors. But at the end of the block, a beacon of warmth. Susan Shamburg at Al’s Cafe: “we love our customers and want to have a place for em to eat. It surprised me quite a bit, I didn't expect this many people to be here on a day like this."

A little sleet wasn't enough to keep the regulars away. Oscar Atkins: "I been driving a truck all my life so it don't bother me. If it snows, if it don't, it don't."

Area schools shut down for the day. While most people are doing their best to stay indoors, those who are out and about were taking things slowly.

Sapulpa Police Lt. Michael Haefner: "traffic has cut down, we have had a few cars off in the ditch and given a few people rides to get em out of the cold."

Johnny Bough: "pretty slick, they still need to put more sand out. The trucks are out working but not working fast enough. Other than that, not too bad, everybody's being careful."

Though most Sapulpans seemed to take it all in stride, your perspective really depends on whether or not you're at work. But those with the day off, thought the weather was just fine.

Sapulpa Police again want to urge everyone, if you don't have to go out, just stay home.