Some Green Country residents woke up to a wintery blast on Sunday morning. Ice coated everything from trees to power lines to cars and roads.
The Tulsa Zoo closed Sunday and many churches canceled their Sunday morning services. You can find a list of closings on kotv.com. Much of Northeast Oklahoma is under an ice storm warning until 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol warns driving can be dangerous. Street and road crews have already spread salt and sand on bridges and overpasses, which freeze first.
Currently, all crews statewide, with the exception of southeastern Oklahoma, are out clearing roadways and consider them to be slick and hazardous. Conditions are continually being monitored as temperatures remain below freezing. As percipitation persists, crews will continue applying materials on all highways and interstates statewide. In the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas, crews are continuing the 24-hour clearing that begin late Satuday night as percipitation continued and temperatures dropped. Several slick spots are being reported in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas and drivers are encouraged to allow plenty of time if they must travel.
In Collinsville, city officials reported up to a half inch of ice accumulated on trees. City officials tell The News On 6 that two to three inch diameter trees are down across the city with a third of Collinsville without power.
Troopers are asking motorists to exercise caution during this time by abiding the following recommendations:
Drivers who must travel are advised to call the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety's statewide road condition's number at 1-888-425-2385 or visit www.dps.state.ok.us. For all local inquiries, ODOT advises calling local city or county offices.
For out of state road conditions: