The Edmond Sun

February 21, 2013

Icy weather closes schools today


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Area schools made the decision early this morning to close for the day due to icy road conditions after sleet fell during the night.

Closed for Thursday are Edmond Public Schools, Deer Creek Public Schools, Oklahoma Christian School, Oklahoma Christian Academy and St. Mary's Episcopal School in Edmond. The University of Central Oklahoma will open its campus at 11 a.m. today. Oklahoma Christian University has closed its campus until 11:30 a.m. today. The closing of schools also means that all extracurricular activities including sports will be canceled for the day.

Also closed today will be Edmond Mobile Meals, a volunteer agency serving hot meals to homebound residents in the city.

Oklahoma County offices and the Oklahoma County Courthouse are scheduled to open at 9 a.m. today.

The National Weather Service forecasts less than half an inch of freezing sleet throughout today in the Edmond area. Temperature this morning remains at 32 degrees, but a high of 45 degrees is forecast for today. NWS has a winter weather advisory in effect until noon today for Oklahoma, Logan, Kingfisher and Payne couties among others.

While power outages are being reported in the metro area and other parts of the state, Edmond Electric reports no power outages within city limits as of 7:55 a.m. today. To report outages or downed wires call 405-359-4655.