City forced to focus on snow routes, not enough resources to clear side streets

Posted on: 8:27 pm, December 9, 2013, by , updated on: 11:20am, December 10, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Many children are on day three of no school.

School districts can’t run buses on many of the neighborhood streets.

With such low temperatures, the ice hasn’t melted.

Oklahoma City spokesperson, Shannon Cox, said the numbers are stacked against them when it comes to doing all those streets.

“Unfortunately we don’t have enough resources to do neighborhood streets.  There are over 8,000 lane miles within Oklahoma City limits and we’re just limited to where we can focus.”

Cox said they have to focus on the snow routes.

At this point the side road solution is out of their hands.

“We need to have some melting,” Cox said. “Some sun would be nice to help assist that.  You know, it all depends on the weather.”

Temperatures are predicted to get above freezing Tuesday which may help melt some of the ice.