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Oklahoma Turnpike Authority works to keep Will Rogers Turnpike Clear

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The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority reports no major accidents on the Will Rogers Turnpike as of Tuesday afternoon. The OTA says it has had crews working around the clock since Saturday night preparing and keeping roads clear.

An estimated 27,000 motorists travel this stretch of I-44 from Tulsa to the Missouri state line every day. The OTA tells me they have 23 vehicles out right now in charge of keeping the Will Rogers stretch clear.

OTA says it will continue to keep it's crews and vehicles on the road until the ground is dry and safe for drivers. And motorists we spoke with who were traveling it today say they always do a pretty good job. 

"Yeah it's normally well, I mean it's always drivable and they normally get right on it and I've never had any problems with it," said Oklahoma resident Chad Smith.
 
"It's usually pretty smooth. There's been a lot of construction lately, but for the most part with the weather they seem to do a pretty good job keeping them clear," said Oklahoma resident David Kenep.  

According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Ottawa County workers have also had a busy day clearing roads. O-Dot says all of it's salt and sand supplies are fully stocked and that the county's three-snow plows will also be working on a 24-hour basis.


For a link to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, click here.  

 

 

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