Winter Storm Hits Southeast


February 1, 2007

With winter weather making roads icy across the southeast, salt trucks are in high gear trying to keep the roads safe. In some places, like Tulsa, Oklahoma, drivers were feeling the affects of a snow storm and were slipping and sliding.

"I tried to get back into the left lane, but the guy in front of me hit his breaks so I hit my breaks, slide into this lane and hit that truck" said one Tulsa driver.

Police say this happens a lot during the beginning of a snow fall. People are driving too fast for the conditions.

"People are going too fast, the snow is real slick. It's almost like ice and the speed that people are vehicles are traveling at right now is just too fast for them to stop" said one Tulsa police officer.

In parts of North Carolina people are stocking up on items they might need.

"I'm getting bread before the panic and everyone comes running and you don't find anything on the shelves" said North Carolina resident Anthony Bruno.

The storm has created an unpredictable situation for residents of the southeast.

"The weather is so crazy and wacky to begin with. Call for ice we get 20-inches. Call for 22 inches we get rain. You never know what's going to happen" said North Carolina resident Rich Bue.


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