ODOT Crews Working To Keep Oklahoma Roads Clear

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 10:07 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- In the Oklahoma City metro area, 60 trucks equipped with more than 18,000 tons of sand and salt ready to clear the roads, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

Trucks have begun spreading sand and salt in anticipation of more winter precipitation in the metro.

Statewide there are 115 crews and 430 trucks available with more than 69,000 tons of salt and sand/salt mix; 63,000 tons of sand and more than 121 tons of magnesium chloride in 110 sheds, the release stated.

If you are out and end up behind one of those trucks, remember to stay at least 200 feet back. They can start plowing or dropping sand without warning.

Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice. Also, remember bridges and overpasses ice over first.

For road conditions in Oklahoma, call 405-425-2385, or you can also check out Oklahoma Department of Transportation's Road Conditions Page.

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