ODOT Crews Work To Stay Ahead Of Another Round Of Snow

Monday, February 15th 2021, 5:57 pm
By: Mike Glover

Winter weather has the Oklahoma Department of Transportation trucks hard at work all over the state. With more snow on the way they are working to stay ahead of the game.

The cold temperatures have added a challenging element to getting the roads clear, but ODOT had some welcome help from the sun.

"Our crews are out and continuing to take advantage of the sunshine that we are seeing around the state today which is excellent news," said Brenda Perry with ODOT.

 Crews hit the roads with a sand salt mix, clearing as much snow as possible in anticipation of the next round.

"So, we are making some progress across the state and that’s great news because we’re also trying to find little windows as we can to get our crews rest in advance of this next round that is coming,” said Perry.

ODOT said drivers should expect refreezing on the roads for the commute Tuesday morning. They’re asking motorists to be patient and if possible, to avoid travel Wednesday morning.

Snowplow drivers are typically on 12 hour shifts for these events, and they take their job very seriously. ODOT said it could make the difference in police and emergency responders being able to get to someone in need.