|STATE TROOPERS PREPARE FOR JULY 4TH HOLIDAY|
|For Immediate Release
(Oklahoma City, Ok.)
July 2, 2013
This year State Troopers across Oklahoma are gearing up for a long weekend beginning Wednesday July 3rd, at 6:00 PM and ending Sunday July 7th, at midnight. Last year, the 2012 Independence Day Holiday began at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 3rd and ended at midnight on Wednesday, July 4th. During this time period, there were four persons killed in three separate traffic collisions and Troopers investigated four drownings and one near-drowning across the state.
"Troopers will be out in force to provide service and increase public safety for all those who travel Oklahoma roads and visit area lakes and waterways during the Independence Day Holiday this year" stated Colonel Kerry Pettingill, Chief of Patrol.
State Troopers across Oklahoma will participate in DUI special emphasis and saturation patrols throughout the holiday weekend.
offer the following safety tips for travel during the holiday period:
Safety tips for
lakes and waterways:
The Oklahoma Highway
Patrol wishes you a safe and happy July 4th Holiday!
|FedEx Delivery To Water Tower|
scheduled to begin work sometime this week re-painting the interior of
the water tower. I had been watching for a photo opportunity for days
expecting to see workers or rigging on the tower. I was surprised Wednesday
instead to see a FedEx delivery of what I assume was the paint and other
materials. Maybe it's not that unusual (deliveries to construction sites,
etc...), but it is the first I've seen to a water tower. The work is being
done by Tank Pro Inc. from Alabama. City officials indicated (Monday)
the tower had been drained for the effort and the standpipe on 97th Street
was supplying water to residents in the meantime. -- Ted Wright
(Related Previous Coverage -- May 2003 exterior)