Area agencies prep for potentially hazardous weather

By: 
Karalee Eaves
News Reporter

LeFlore County Emergency Management said they have been preparing for potential inclement weather.

Emergency Management Director Kim Wann says that crews have already begun the preparation for the predicted winter weather that was forecasted today. The crews began by ensuring that the necessary supplies were prepared and setting down a plan to begin salting and sanding first the hills and bridges as soon as the ice began to form.

The winter weather advisory is set to expire early Wednesday morning with the high being in the 40s.

LeFlore County EMS said they have brought on an extra ambulance in anticipation of an increase call volume.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has forecasted possibilities of light freezing rain and freezing drizzle that will shift into ice. Roads may become slick, especially at overpasses and bridges. Ice accumulations up to one tenth of an inch are possible in some areas.

The NWS said no significant power disruptions are expected although some sporadic outages are possible.

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