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Snowplow, car tangle as city clears snowy streets

by William Crum Published: February 6, 2014

A snowplow tangled with a car this morning in Oklahoma City as crews worked to clear snow and ice from the city’s snow routes.

Nobody was hurt in the accident, which occurred at NW 13 Street and Shartel Ave.

The city has 30 trucks out plowing streets and spreading salt, with crews working 12-hour shifts, said city spokeswoman Kristy Yager. They’ll keep working until streets are clear.

The National Weather Service says 3 inches of snow fell at Will Rogers World Airport. Forecasters say the snow is done for now.

The city buys its salt – at about $68 per ton – from a supplier in Hutchinson, Kan. Trucks are headed south with more salt to replenish the city’s supplies.

EMSA reported its paramedics responded to eight car crashes with injury, two slips and falls, and one reported cold exposure between midnight and 11 a.m.

Schools were closed Thursday in Oklahoma City and surrounding districts, including Deer Creek, Mustang, Edmond, Moore, Norman and Yukon.


by William Crum
OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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