City workers fix potholes across Tulsa damaged during recent rain
TULSA, Okla., (KTUL) -- City of Tulsa road crews have been filling potholes in all day today across Tulsa streets after the recent downpour over the weekend.
The rain left many Tulsa roads damaged over the last week and a half. Potholes across town are getting filled, like some outside Uncle Bentley’s pub.
“I avoid streets that are too bad. If I'm trying to go somewhere, I’ll go the long way or just not at all," said Allie Worden who manages the South Tulsa bar. She’s seen workers fixing potholes today that she says have been there awhile.
“They’ve gotten worse for sure, but yeah, they’ve been there for awhile," said Worden.
Much of the damage is a direct result of last week’s weather.
When Tulsa gets rain, the street department gets to work.
“We’re trying to make them safe and that’s our main concern at first," said Leon Kragle.
Workers made temporary patches in some places and permanent patches with asphalt in others.
Today, the main areas of focus were around 51st Street and Sheridan in Brookside.
Kragle says drivers should keep an eye out for workers in action.
“Those trucks are slowing down; we’re going at a slow speed," said Kragle.
Kragle says it could take a few weeks before their work is complete.
If you need the city to fill in a pothole, you can call 311 and report an issue.