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LIVE BLOG: Snow, ice causing problems around Green Country

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Posted at 8:11 PM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2022-02-03 21:28:05-05

TULSA, Okla.  — 2 News Oklahoma is tracking the impact of snow and ice conditions across Green Country. More snow is expected Thursday and into Friday morning.

The Winter Weather Warning is extended until 3 a.m. Friday

READ: Latest forecast from the severe weather team

Feb. 3

All Tulsa Health Department locations will be closed on Friday, Feb. 4.

EMSA has responded to 4 cold exposure calls since 12 p.m. on Thursday (two taken to hospitals as a result of those calls) in the Tulsa Area. It is imperative residents dress appropriately for the sub-freezing temperatures.

Snow fell overnight across Green Country causing driving conditions to be dangerous —-> track conditions HERE

Some power outages reported, mainly in the Oklahoma City area.

EMSA officials said crews responded to a handful of slips and falls and crashes in the Tulsa area. They did respond to 1 cold exposure call and 1 carbon monoxide incident.

SEE PICS: from across Green Country

Tulsa Transit will be operating Snow Routes on all its routes Thursday, Feb. 3 due to the inclement weather and wind chill. Due to windchill and conditions, Tulsa Transit is also offering free fares. To learn more, head to their website to stay updated.

As of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, EMSA has responded to the following weather-related incidents in the Tulsa Area:

  • 6 Cold Exposure Calls (3 taken to hospitals because of those calls)

All Tulsa Health Department locations will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 3.

The City of Tulsa street crews started 24-hour response at 2 a.m. Wednesday, applying roughly 500 tons of salt to elevated surfaces, hills and slick areas. As the snow moves in this afternoon and tonight, City crews will use plows to clear the roadways. It’s asked drivers give plenty of room between their vehicles and snow-plowing operations.  

Operational Updates and Closures  

  • Tulsa City Hall will remain open for most in-person business Thurs., Feb. 3, except for the Permit Center, which will be closed for in-person business on Thursday, with staff continuing to take calls during business hours. Inspections will not occur Thursday and will resume when weather conditions improve. To reach the Permit Center, call (918) 596-9456 or visit them online at www.cityoftulsa.org/Permitting [cityoftulsa.org].
  • The City of Tulsa is encouraging everyone to do business online whenever possible. This includes making utility payments, paying municipal tickets, conducting business with development services, applying for a job, and more. For more information about doing business with the City online, visit www.cityoftulsa.org/eservices [cityoftulsa.org].  
  • Tulsa Municipal Courts will remain open to the public on Thurs., Feb. 3. Attendance by defendants scheduled to appear on Thursday, Feb. 3, will be deemed voluntary due to inclement weather. If defendants choose to stay home, their case(s) will automatically be passed to Thurs., Feb. 17, 2022.  For questions, call (918) 596-1625 or email courtclerk@cityoftulsa.org.  
  • Tulsa Animal Welfare (TAW) will be closed to the public on Thursday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 4. Both intake and adoption appointments will be rescheduled. TAW advises Tulsa residents to bring pets inside and out of the cold. If coming inside is not an option, ensure your pet has access to shelter that is out of the elements with straw or other warm bedding. Check on your pets frequently and ensure they have access to clean, non-frozen water at all times.
  • Tulsa Parks community centers will close early today, with most closing on or before 5 p.m. All community centers, with the addition of Oxley Nature Center, will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3. Tulsa Parks golf courses will be closed through Monday.
  • The City of Tulsa Mulch Site at 2100 N. 145th E. Ave. will remain closed until employees get released from snow and ice duty.
  • Bulky waste will not be collected until employees are released from snow and ice duty.
  • Refuse and recycling collections are impacted due to the weather, with trucks unable to safely provide services in residential neighborhoods today. It’s asked Tulsa customers be patient, keep their bins on the curb, and wait for crews to pick them up whenever neighborhood street conditions improve. Commercial services may also be delayed if the trucks cannot safely provide service.
  • The City’s Household Pollutant Collection Facility (HPCF) at 4502 S. Galveston Ave. is closed today due to winter weather.

Warming Stations and Safe Housing Four warming stations are open in Tulsa for individuals and families seeking shelter from the cold.  

  • John 3:16 Mission | 506 N. Cheyenne | Open 24/7  
  • The Salvation Army Center of Hope | 102 N. Denver Ave. | Open 24/7  
  • Tulsa County Emergency Shelter | 2401 Charles Page Blvd. | Open 24/7 – Operational, but has reached capacity  
  • The Merchant Tulsa | 605 S. Peoria Ave. | Open 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. thru Saturday

The Oklahoma National Guard is now preparing to dispatch teams to multiple locations to help stranded motorists during and after expected severe winter conditions this week.

Broken Arrow Public Schools will remain in distance learning Thursday. —-> Check school and church CLOSINGS here

All Tulsa City-County Library locations are closing at 6 p.m. Wednesday due to inclement weather.

Conditions started deteriorating in the Bartlesville area just before 8 a.m. A truck slid on the road and hit the 2 News vehicle. Our crew is doing okay.

PHOTO- 2 News car hit in ice
A truck slid into 2 News Oklahoma reporter Kaitlyn Rivas and our photographer while they were monitoring conditions near Bartlesville on the morning of Feb. 2.

SEE MORE >>> Photos: February storm brings snow, ice to Green Country

By 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Bartlesville police have implemented operation slick streets and will not respond to non-injury accidents during this time. BPD will respond to collisions with injuries and where vehicles are not operable and blocking major roads. Local residents are encouraged to file reports by going to the BPD website.

ODOT is also reporting that highways are slick and hazardous in Delaware, Nowata, Osage, Ottawa, and Washington counties.