TULSA – On Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m., Tulsa’s communications department posted an update on the current status of the roads, as well as information on how to keep you, your family and your home safe.
Earlier in the morning one of the city’s snow plows was hit while the streets were being cleared. As a result, the city is reminding those who need to be on the road to slow down and allow at least 150 feet between your vehicle and a snow plow.
The city continues its 24-hour response to winter weather “until the threat of winter weather subsides, which is expected to be later this week.” The press release encourages people to show some love for their city crews, who have been responding to them for almost a week, by giving them kind words and plenty of space to get their jobs done.
There have been more than 50 calls to frozen residential water pipes since the cold weather hit the Tulsa area, and the city wants to remind residents that this type of extreme can freeze your water pipes. They recommend turning on the faucets so they drain slowly and evenly, opening the cabinet doors under the faucets to allow warm air to enter the pipes, and moving any cleaning supplies that are stored in these cabinets so that children and pets are safe cannot access it.
City officials continue to encourage all residents who don’t need to go outside to stay home, with temperatures expected to be at and below zero in the coming days. They remind everyone that in this extreme cold, “it only takes 15 to 30 minutes for exposed skin to freeze”.
You can read more about how to prevent frozen and broken water pipes, be prepared for extreme cold, and check out the city’s snow and ice FAQ to keep up to date.
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