UNDATED -- The Tulsa Area Red Cross has provided shelter for people in need including close to 70 people who spent the night in stranded motorist shelters. Travelers found a cot, warm meals and safety, according to spokesperson Donita Quesnel.
"Today, the Red Cross will focus on assisting our shelter residents get back to their vehicles and safely on their way as soon as possible, although our shelters will remain in operation as long as needed," Quesnel said.
"Red Cross will work with area and local emergency, law enforcement and other agencies on transportation for the shelter residents."
As of noon, the Red Cross has closed several shelters, and only Miami and Vinita locations are expected to be open Wednesday night.
Tulsa Area Red Cross was forced to cancel its scheduled blood drives, increasing the number of units lost since the blizzard began to over 500.
"Blood deliveries are being made to area hospitals as they requested it," Quesnel said.
Stranded motorist shelter locations:
First Christian Church
2424 N. Main