Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Local road crews have been
busy trying to keep track of weather conditions to know what to deal with going
into Tuesday night.
Rain for most of the day,
combined with some snow, has caused slushy, slippery roads in some areas.
Drivers from Toledo's
division of "Streets, Bridges and Harbor" are working 12-hour shifts to make
sure the roads are treated with salt and cleared once the rain changes to snow.
Road crews have been out
on overtime in Maumee to salt bridges and overpasses, as well as main roads
like the Anthony Wayne Trail and Conant Street. They first went out at about 3
p.m. and will be out until the roads are clear.
They said it has been a
challenge keeping the roads clear, despite the lack of snowfall. They couldn't
pre-treat roads because of all the rain, which would have just washed it away.
But they said there are some things residents can do to make it easier for them
to get their job done.
"We would ask that they
give due room to the salt trucks as they are out," said Maumee Public Service
Commissioner Howard Brebberman. "And if there isn't a need to pass, don't pass.
Allow those guys to do their jobs, and then when the opportunity comes to go by
them, yes, go by them."