Local & Regional
10:50 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Insurance Help

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Oklahoma City, OK – Okla Insurance Commissioner issues emergency order

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has issued an emergency order to allow licensed claims adjustors from other states to help assess damages and losses from the winter storm.

The order allows licensed out-of-state claims adjustors to work in the state for 90 days. The order could be extended after the 90 day period ends.

The storm that began Tuesday dumped up to 20 inches of snow, ice and sleet in parts of the state.

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Turnpike Stranded

Tulsa, OK –
TULSA, Okla. (AP) National Guard troops have been called in to help rescue crews search for motorists stranded along Oklahoma's highways as a blizzard paralyzed the state's two major cities.

More than 20 inches of snow, sleet and ice have been dumped on the state.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa indicated Tuesday afternoon that there could be "several hundred people" stranded in cars across northeastern Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Airport Troubles

Airview of Tulsa International
Tulsa Airport Authority

Tulsa, OK – More than 50 flights were canceled Tuesday at Tulsa International Airport, and spokeswoman Alexis Higgins says they're hoping flights can resume by noon on Wednesday. She said crews began clearing the main runway late Tuesday but were dealing with fierce winds that kept blowing snow back onto cleared runways.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Storm Equals Wrecks

One of the many wrecks across Tulsa. This one was on 169 near 31st.
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Tulsa, Ok – Getting around in Tulsa is not easy. The roadways are littered with stalled cars stuck into snow drifts.

Numerous accidents have kept police and Highway Patrol Troopers busy with investigations. Tulsa Police will only respond to injury crashes.

Crews are treating the roadways, but gusty winds make it difficult to get the blowing snow off the roads.

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Wind Chill Advisory

Tulsa, OK – Wind chills to dip well below zero in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Bitterly cold air left in the wake of a massive winter storm will hang out over Oklahoma through Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for 22 counties in northern and western Oklahoma. Forecasters say wind chills of 15 degrees below zero to 35 degrees below zero will continue through Wednesday in the Panhandle and into Thursday in other areas.

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Local & Regional
2:42 am
Wed February 2, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from KWGS News:

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Local & Regional
1:44 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

Casino Roof Collapse

Catoosa, OK – Snowstorm causes partial roof collapse of casino

CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) A massive snowstorm that hit Oklahoma caused the partial roof collapse of the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa this morning. No injuries are reported.

One witness told KOTV in Tulsa that he saw water leaking from the ceiling, and then someone screamed "Run!" and that's when a portion of the roof collapsed.

Emergency officials were at the scene of the collapse.

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Local & Regional
10:17 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Update on City Streets

Salt trucks are ready to treat Tulsa's streets.
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Tulsa, OK – Hear details from the Tulsa Street Department dealing with street treatment

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Local & Regional
10:12 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Mayor Discusses Winter Storm

Mayor Bartlett
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Tulsa, OK – Hear an interview with Mayor Bartlett on the snow emergency:

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Local & Regional
7:46 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Story

Tulsa, OK – Hear the latest Local News and Weather from KWGS:

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