EDMOND — Sleet followed by snow on Sunday lead to officials calling off school on Monday for Edmond and Deer Creek public schools. Officials made the call to stay home Monday fairly early Sunday afternoon as icy and hazardous conditions made neighborhood streets treacherous.
Those who plan to commute to work early Monday morning are urged by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to take extreme caution on the slick and hazardous roads. No roads are closed at this time, the department states, but motorists are encouraged to give themselves plenty of time to arrive at their destinations Monday. For the latest conditions of Oklahoma roads, highways and Interstate highways, call 425-2385.
The National Weather Service forecast an imrovement in weather conditions for Monday but little will thaw with a high temperature of 22 degrees expected for the day. Wind chill wll remain a bigger problem, predicted to be as low as -11 Monday. The service urges those who must go outside to dress in warm layers and to leave as little skin as possible uncovered as frostbite and hypothermia can happen quickly.
Other school closings include:
• Oklahoma Christian School, Oklahoma Christian Academy and Mercy School Institute. Also closed will be Francis Tuttle Technolgy Center.
• Oklahoma Christian University has canceled undergraduate classes and activities for Monday. University officials state on the school's website that the will make a decision by noon Monday whether nighttime graduate classes will be in session. The cafeteria will be open Monday for on-campus students.
• The University of Central Oklahoma has canceled all Monday classes and activities, according to its website.
Other area college and university closings set for Monday include Rose State College, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City campus, the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee and Oklahoma City Community College.