Tulsa, OK – Highway 169 is open again after being shut down for awhile this morning after ice formed on the roadway. The expressway was closed from 11th to 91st streets while the Oklahoma Department of Transportation came in an laid down a layer of salt and sand.
Numerous accidents had happened on the roadway, including on on the 51st street ramp in which a pick-up over turned.
Tulsa, Okla. – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahomans are waking up this morning to bitterly cold temperatures. The National Weather Service says it recorded a reading of 27 below zero this morning in Bartlesville and 24 below in Ponca City. That's without a wind chill. Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and temperatures to climb to the mid-30s.
Beggs, OK – BEGGS, Okla. (AP) School officials had to evacuate students from a Beggs Elementary School building because the ceiling began to buckle.
Superintendent Cindy Swearingen told the Tulsa World officials evacuated about 520 students to the high school gym after emergency management officials couldn't guarantee the school in eastern Oklahoma was structurally sound. A structural engineer was trying to determine the cause and extent of the damage.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin names inaugural chair to Okla tourism post
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has tapped the head of her inaugural committee and a longtime public policy analyst to serve as the director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.
Fallin announced Tuesday that Deby Snodgrass will take over the state agency from Hardy Watkins, who is resigning this month.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The second winter storm to move across Oklahoma in a week has dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas of the state and the snow continues to fall.
Meteorologist Michael Lacy with the National Weather Service in Tulsa said about one foot of snow has been reported Wednesday morning in Bartlesville about 50 miles north of Tulsa. He said 9 inches had fallen just across the state line in Siloam Springs, Ark.