Western Tulsa Metro Enjoys Blanket of Morning Snow

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 6:17 pm
By: News On 6

The western part of the Tulsa metro was the first to get a dose of the winter weather on Monday morning.

Heavy snow caused some problems on U.S. Highway 412 before giving way to clearer skies.

And continues our team coverage from outside of Sand Springs.

While not everyone was excited about the snow don't tell that to the kids, it's the perfect weather for them.

It was that kind of day for youngsters in Sand Springs.

Reporter: What's your favorite part about riding that sled?

Scout Mushrush, 4 years old: When it's really fast.

Mushrush couldn't get enough of Wednesday's snow.

"In fact, I had to go get her from school, and I think they called it just a little too early but it's alright, we got to get out here and play," father Scott Mushrush said.

Around 2.5 inches of snow fell in the Sand Srprings area, most of it before 11a.m. It caused some headaches for drivers One car ended up on its side near 177th West Avenue, only to be pushed back on its wheels by some Good Samaritans.

By noon, the roads were wet but clear of snow, leaving a statute of city founder Charles Page to stand resilient against the downtown snow.

"I was real excited when I looked out the window and saw there was snow this morning," Matt Chapmond said. "I think it's pretty awesome."

For 20-month old Gavin, it's the first time he's even seen snow, much less tried to balance in it.

"He's doing pretty good, a little cautious but he's doing good," Cori Chapmond said.

The snowfall may have been short in duration, but it made up for it in substance and it was easy to pack when building a snowman.

For those of heading to Stillwater for the big basketball game against Kansas tonight, the Oklahoma Turnpike authority said it will have around 10 trucks on the turnpike all day, and since the weather moved out quickly, it doesn't expect any problems.