Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Legislature set to convene, listen to Fallin
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Legislature is set to convene.
The Legislature will convene formally at noon Monday and Gov. Mary Fallin will deliver her first State of the State address at about 12:30 p.m. Fallin is the state's first Republican governor in eight years.
In her speech, Fallin is expected to outline her priorities and present her balanced budget proposal to the Legislature.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa struggling to return to normal after snow
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Trash crews will be back on Tulsa streets this week as the city tries to return to normal after a 20-inch snowfall. More snow is on the way, however and schools in the area remain closed.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett says drivers in the city's downtown will be "pleasantly surprised" about the road conditions, five days after a major winter storm snarled traffic in the area.
The Tulsa World reports that driving conditions in downtown have improved, but piles of snow have been pushed to the curbs, making it difficult to park at a city meter.
Bartlett said Sunday there was a "tremendous volume of snow and we had to put it somewhere."
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett, County Commissioner Fred Perry and officials from city and state agencies provided updates today at a 2 p.m. news briefing, and also discussed planning efforts to the additional snowfall predicted this week.
Arterials: plowing and treating continues. Most have four lanes open - but there some four lanes, that will are down to one lane in each direction.
Broken Arrow, OK – No one is injured as the roof collapses on the Stage Department Store at New Orleans and Elm (101st and 161st East) in Broken Arrow.
It is believed the weight of ice and snow on the roof caused the roof collapse at closing time last night. Two employees were in the store at the time of the collapse but noticed the roof was sagging and ran to safety just before the collapse.
Construction experts are reviewing the damage to the Stage store as well as the Hobby Lobby next door.
Norman, OK – Garrett says she didn't ask that e-mail be deleted MURRAY EVANS,Associated Press
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Former state Superintendent Sandy Garrett says she didn't tell an Oklahoma Department of Education employee to delete her e-mail account and says she's positive those e-mails can be retrieved.
Garrett told The Associated Press on Saturday that she believes that "history is well-preserved" concerning her 20 years as Oklahoma's top education official and that she's proud of that.
Undated – Sun helps melt snow, accelerate Okla. road clearing
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Sunshine and above-freezing temperatures have helped crews accelerate their efforts to clear Oklahoma roads of ice and snow and prepare for possible additional rounds of wintry precipitation in the coming days.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Terri Angier says snow that fell on southern, central and northeastern Oklahoma on Friday caused some road conditions to deteriorate, but highways were in better shape on Saturday.