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Dozens Show Up At Tulsa Red Cross Stranded Motorists Shelters

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TULSA, Oklahoma -- The Tulsa Red Cross has set up emergency shelters for stranded motorists who may become stuck due to the winter storm. 

The Red Cross said it was housing more than 30 stranded motorists Tuesday evening. The Red Cross said about 40 motorists who were stranded on Will Rogers Turnpike will spend the night at the shelter in Vinita.

The following shelters will remain open until needed:

Tulsa
Crosstown Church of Christ
3400 E. Admiral Place

Bristow
First Baptist Church
6th & Chestnut

Henryetta
Church of Christ
413 W. Broadway

Miami
First Christian Church
2424 N. Main

Vinita
Family Praise Center
330 W. Dwain Willis Ave.

Broken Arrow
Indian Springs Baptist Church
7815 S. Elm Place

Muskogee
First United Methodist Church
600 E. Okmulgee Street

Okemah
First Baptist Church
120 S. 6th

The Red Cross also urges people exercise care and caution by following these guidelines:

• Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold.

• Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog.

• Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task.

• Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.

• Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, children and people with disabilities.

• Bring pets indoors.

• Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area.

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