Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will open emergency shelters for stranded motorists beginning today at 6:00pm. The shelters are specifically for travelers who may become stranded due to the winter storm.
The stranded motorist shelters will be opened in the following locations today at 6:00pm:
Tulsa: Crosstown Church of Christ 3400 E. Admiral Place
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm is expected to bring freezing rain, heavy snow and frigid temperatures to Oklahoma this week.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for central and western Oklahoma from 6 p.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Tuesday and a winter storm warning for eastern Oklahoma from 6 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation opens Harvard Avenue 12-hours earlier than had been planned. The roadway was shut down over the weekend, so crews could dismantle the old I-44 bridge over Harvard. Traffic was moved over to the new bridge. The work was part of the overall I-44 widening project from Yale Avenue to Riverside Drive.
Guthrie, OK – Oklahoma firefighters battle grass fires
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) Firefighters have largely contained a grass fire that scorched grass and trees near Guthrie.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said late Saturday that crews were putting out hot spots in the fire, which forced the closure of State Highway 105 for hours. Several homes were damaged and area residences were evacuated.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla GOP closing registration gap on Democrats
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Oklahoma, but the GOP is quickly closing the gap.
Figures released Friday by the State Election Board show the number of registered Republicans increased by more than 36,000 since January 2010. During the same time, the number of registered Democrats increased by 88. The number of registered independents also increased by more than 15,000 in the past year.