Road crews prepare in Oklahoma

By: Robin Beal Email
By: Robin Beal Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- With preparations from north of the Red River, Robin Beal reports from just off South Commerce in south Ardmore with the latest Monday night.

It has been snowing since about 4:45 Monday afternoon. The weather experts said it was coming, and it has. I spent the day seeing what officials were doing to prepare the roads for all this wintry weather.

Crews at the Ardmore Street Department had the right idea Monday morning, working on their sand spreaders inside, behind closed doors to keep warm. Supervisors there say they will be running crews overnight.

In Love County, ODOT was getting ready Monday afternoon, loading sand and even outfitting the big snow plows.

Danny Henley with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says, "Right now we've got all of our sanders on and split our crews up. They're prepared to work through the night and handle the situation as it unfolds."

This is at least the third time this year crews have been put on full alert for a possibly dangerous winter mix on the roads, and they all said Monday if you don't have to go out in it, stay home. If you do have to go out in it, watch yourself. Remember bridges and overpasses are usually the first to get slippery.

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