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Truckers return to highways after icy blast of winter weather

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LAWTON, Okla._ Many truck drivers are back on the road after this weekend's wild weather had them stranded at local truck stops waiting for the highways to clear up.

Side streets across our area are still messy but the highways are clear, which is sigh of relief for those who frequently travel those roads as well as truckers who are eager to get back to work.

"Ice is ice (and) there's not much you can do with it," says Kevin Bay, a trucker from northern Oklahoma. "Just get out of the way."

The cold temperatures and icy roadways are not a welcome site for truckers on the roads, especially coming off days of spring-like weather.

Nylone Tschetter is a 20-year trucking veteran and says this weekend's winter blast put him off the road for two days.

"In a big truck like this you can lose control so easy," says Tschetter, who typically doesn't take any chances when it comes to driving in severe conditions.

He'll be back on the road Monday evening, and thankfully so, he says, because the less hours he is on the roads means less money in the bank.

"It is frustrating but in a profession like this you got to take it," says Tschetter.

Narinder Benipal is another trucker who travels from Canada to Frederick, a 50-hour round trip trek every week. This week it was the low visibility that caused him and his driving partner to make many unplanned stops.

"Sometimes you can't even see properly in the night," says Benipal.

All of the truckers urge regular drivers to simply slow down in icy conditions on the roadways.

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