Tulsa, OK – The National Weather Service has made major changes for the Tulsa area weather forecast. Rather than heavy snow, forecasters are now expecting heavy ice in the Tulsa Metro. A band of ice should stretch from central Creek County, up Interstate-44, through the Tulsa Metro and near Claremore and then east into Northwest Arkansas.
On the Sperry-Pletz Ice Damage index Tulsa is forecasted to be a four. Five is the worst and expected in Creek County and from Claremore east.
Public Radio Tulsa – The ice and snow of winter presents special travel hazards for northeastern Oklahoma. Stay tuned to Public Radio 89.5 and Classical 88.7 for weather reports from the KWGS news team and live updates directly from the National Weather Service. Click Here for links to weather maps, radar, and school closing reports.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKC mayor invited to State of the Union address
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has been invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to the president's State of the Union Address Wednesday night as part of an effort to highlight Cornett's anti-obesity initiative.
Cornett said Tuesday the invitation was intended to spotlight Oklahoma City's "This City Is Going On A Diet!" Web site, which encourages citizens to diet and exercise.
Boynton, OK – Future of Boynton-Moton School District questioned
BOYNTON, Okla. (AP) The future of an eastern Oklahoma school district is in question because of budget cuts.
Boynton-Moton Superintendent Shelbie Williams said during a special board meeting Monday that state funding has been cut by $100,000. Williams says the district has cut salaries and services but still has a stack of unpaid bills.
And board member Joe Cherry has expressed doubts that the district can survive until the end of the year.
Tulsa, OK – City of Tulsa personnel are monitoring weather forecasts and preparing for response to a winter storm predicted for Thursday morning through Thursday night. Public Works Street Maintenance crews are on call and ready to begin treating streets for ice and snow accumulation.
The City of Tulsa is responsible for clearing snow and ice from certain segments of the Tulsa expressway system and all arterial (main) streets. Other expressway segments in Tulsa are the responsibility of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.