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February 26, 2013

County road crews were ready to work

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DUNCAN —

“If the weather hits, people need to slow down and allow more time to get from point ‘a’ to point ‘b,’” Vaughn said. “Be mindful and watchful of the conditions.” 
Bowen said there are no specific locations in the county that people should watch out for but said the intersections would be the worst. Should the weather get worse, the county road crews will be focusing on spreading sand primarily only on intersections.
“We just do not have the manpower to do the whole road,” Bowen said.
The commissioners said the worst conditions would come if the wind blows the snow onto the roads from neighboring wheat fields and from any snow drifts.
County Commissioner Lonnie Estes of District 2 warned that people need to watch out for these snow drifts.
Despite the chance of bad road conditions here, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is preparing to also assist other areas with weather-related road conditions.
“We are preparing some crews to go up and help in Clinton and depending on how the snow storm hits, up towards Woodward,” Hiller said.
Hiller expected those areas to get the worst of the storm.

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