The Edmond Sun

December 8, 2013

Public schools cancel Monday classes

Icy road conditions continue to snarl travel


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Both Edmond and Deer Creek public schools announced this evening that they are canceling Monday classes due to continuing icy road conditions across the city.

With a 28 degree F temperature recorded by the National Weather Service at 5 p.m. Sunday and a forecast for freezing fog this evening and overnight, roads are unlikely to thaw enough for safe traveling on Monday. The NWS is also forecasting a dusting of up to another 1 inche of snow across the Oklahoma City metro area on Monday, while areas of northwest Oklahoma could receive anywhere from 1-3 inches of snow.

Road conditions across the state remained treacherous, especially at the Oklahoma/Texas state line along Interstate 35, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation reported. Motorists were being advised to see alternate routes if they could not delay travel south into Texas.

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management reported there has been one weather-related fatality in Muskogee since the storm began Thursday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health has reported 198 storm-related injuries since Thursday, which included 107 falls. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has responded to 163 non-injury and 53 injury weather-related acccidents since 8 a.m. Thursday.

To check current road conditions in Oklahoma, go online to www.dps.state.ok.us/cgi-bin/weathermap.cgi or call 405-425-2385.