Winter storm brings sleet and ice to Oklahoma
A winter storm hit Oklahoma on Wednesday. Ice and sleet are expected across much of the state, causing hazardous travel conditions.
News 9’s digital team will be updating this story throughout the day with updates on road conditions, power outages, wrecks and more.
See also: Weather-related closures in Oklahoma
(5:06 p.m.) The City of Oklahoma City announced it was postponing trash and recycling to Thursday, February 24 due to winter weather conditions. Service will resume at 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 26.
(12:07) Hundreds of Oklahomans are without power as the winter storm continues – The state’s largest power providers reported thousands of outages Wednesday morning, but the number has since dropped by midday.
(12:01) OKCPS announces that schools will continue virtual learning for February 24. For the latest closures, click here.
(11:19 a.m.) Northeast OKC Road Conditions Update – News 9 Storm Trackers Val and Amy Castor monitor road conditions in the Oklahoma City subway as they continue to be slippery due to sleet and Freezing Rain.
(10:37) Will Rogers World Airport Flights Update – News 9’s Anjelicia Bruton has the latest on winter storm flights from Will Rogers World Airport.
(10:35 a.m.) I-44 Service Road Update – News 9’s Tevis Hillis provides an update on outdoor conditions near the I-44 Service Road.
(10:25 a.m.) Thousands of Oklahomans are without power as the winter storm continues – The state’s largest power providers are reporting thousands of outages across the state Wednesday morning.
(10:11 a.m.) Normandy road conditions update – News 9’s Augusta McDonnell has an update on the Normandy road conditions.
(9:50 a.m.) OHP Winter Storm Update – OHP Trooper Foster joined News 9 Live to talk about winter storm conditions in the Underground.
(9:07) City of OKC working on water main break in southwest OKC – The City of Oklahoma City responded to a water main break on the southwest side of the city Wednesday morning.
(8:57) The Logan County Courthouse will close at 10 a.m. Wednesday due to “road conditions” caused by Wednesday’s winter storm.
(8:51) ODOT Update – News 9 was joined by ODOT’s Lisa Shearer-Salim to talk about the subway conditions due to the winter storm.
(8:41) I-40 Road Condition Update – News 9 tracker Jeromy Carter gives an update on road conditions near I-40.
(8:33) I-35 and I-240 Road Condition Update – News 9’s Ashley Holden got a live preview of the I-35 and I-240 road conditions.
(8:15 a.m.) Normandy road conditions update – News 9’s Augusta McDonnell has a live preview of the Normandy road conditions.
(8:13 a.m.) Latest I-44 Road Condition Update – News 9’s Caleb Califano tracks road conditions on the southwest side of the Oklahoma City metro area.
(8h10) OKC City Spokesperson Kristy Yager speaks with News 9 about winter storm conditions
(8:00 a.m.) Hank Brown: ‘Here’s What Every Side Road Looks Like’ – News 9 Storm Trackers Hank and Patti Brown monitor road conditions along southwestern parts of the subway. Hank says the back roads are particularly bad.
(7:49) OKC and the Normandy police no longer respond to accidents without injuries.
(7h45) Jeromy Carter: “The road conditions are not good” Freezing rain and sleet fell on central Oklahoma.
(7h40) Outdoor Conditions Update – News 9’s Tevis Hillis reports on outdoor conditions due to the winter storm.
(7h20) Val & Amy Castor on NE OKC road conditions – News 9 Storm Trackers Val & Amy Castor approach the Oklahoma City metro area from the north. Val reports that the roads are starting to get slippery from sleet and freezing rain.
(7:15 a.m.) I-44 Road Condition Update – News 9’s Caleb Califano tracks road conditions on the southwest side of the Oklahoma City metro area. This report is from Interstate 44 and Southwest 149th Street.
(7:11) Blackouts – OG&E (10), OAEC (43), PSO (408), Total = 461
(6:49) Traveling south or west from Oklahoma City is strongly discouraged. Sleet has already started to fall on parts of the subway, and what falls will instantly freeze on the roads.
(6:30 a.m.) The Cleveland County courthouse and office are closed Wednesday due to winter weather.
A winter storm warning has already been issued for many Oklahoma counties in the News 9 and News On 6 viewing areas. The warning runs until 6 p.m. Thursday.
The following counties are under a winter storm warning:
Craig; Ottawa; Adair; Cherokee; Choctaw; Stream; Delaware; Haskel; Latimer; The Flora; Mayes; McIntosh; Muskogee; Okfuskee; Okmulgee; Pittsburgh; Pushmataha; Rogers; Sequoyah; Tulsa; Carter; Atoka; Brian; Coal; Garvin; Hughes; Johnson; marshal; Murray; Pontotoc; Pottawatomy; Seminole; Carter; Cleveland; Jefferson; Lincoln; Love; McClain; Stephens; Grady; Oklahoma