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NWS issues ice storm warning for parts of Green Country
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NWS issues ice storm warning for parts of Green Country

NWS issues ice storm warning for parts of Green Country
Salt truck in the ditch near Tulsa Hills

NWS issues ice storm warning for parts of Green Country

UPDATE: 

An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for Tulsa, Rogers and Creek counties until 2:00 Saturday afternoon.

The temperatures are expected to warm above freezing later in the day.

An ice storm warning remains in effect until 6:00 Sunday morning for Osage, Washington, Nowata,Craig and Pawnee counties.

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UPDATE: A bus hit a child north of Owasso near highway 20. Early reports say the child went under the bus and was hurt but the injuries are not life threatening.

PSO confirms 24 customers out of power in the Swan Lake area with no cause reported. 

EMSA reports responding to four weather related accidents, three of them attributed to going too fast on highway onramps. An accident near Tulsa Hills left a salt/sand truck on its side but is not having a a major impact on traffic.

In Jenks, a salt truck driver who was unfamiliar with the road he was on ended, and drove into a ditch. No injuries reported there.

Tulsa streets remain in good shape but the possibility of ice on elevated roadways is greater. 

Late Thursday afternoon, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in advance of a huge storm system bearing down on the state.


Tulsa Director of Streets and Stormwater Terry Ball tells KRMG the city is fully prepared to deal with the storms, though timing will be a bit tricky.

Putting salt on the roads too soon would be a wasted effort, because rain could wash it all away.

But waiting too long would be problematic as well.

Ball says they have several trucks that are equipped to take temperature readings from road surfaces so they can track where conditions might start to get icy.

Unnecessary travel is highly discouraged.

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