TULSA - While the state and the City of Tulsa have fairly large fleets of trucks and plows to help clear roads after a winter storm, the county also has hundreds of miles to maintain, and not a lot of resources to deploy.
After hearing from listeners about problems on 76th Street North, we called the county to ask about their efforts to clear off the ice.
That street sees a lot of traffic between Highway 75 and Owasso.
Tom Rains, the Engineer for County District 1, tells KRMG they have been working on 76th Street North since the storm struck late last week.
"The problem on a road like that is when you get the ice on it, you can sand it, traffic will blow a lot of sand off of it so it looks like it hasn't been sanded, but I can assure you they've been out there on it."
The county, he says, doesn't use salt, so the ice doesn't melt as quickly as on city-maintained roads.
They also have a lot of ground to cover.
"That particular district up north takes care of 300 miles of roads. We have over 700 miles of roads in Tulsa County to take care of," he said.
In that district, he added, "I believe we have four or five trucks with sanders and plows."
He said county crews would continue their efforts until the main roads are all clear again.