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.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett, County Commissioner Fred Perry, the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Tulsa Police and Fire, Tulsa County Sheriff's Department and all other social service agencies met to discuss all operational planning for the upcoming winter storm predicted to hit Tulsa this weekend and early next week. At this time, the Tulsa Emergency Operations Center is not activated but has implemented a planning unit including representatives of all agencies and departments to help keep resources/information readily available.