Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Situation Update 2
January 14, 2017 1 p.m.
STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER REMAINS ACTIVATED
With an ice storm warning and freezing rain advisory still in effect for much of the state, the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) remains activated with extended hours for key personnel. The EOC has not received any requests for assistance from local jurisdictions.
The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) remains in contact with emergency managers across the state and continues to coordinate with agencies and organizations including the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Insurance Department, National Weather Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief and the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.
Shelters and warming stations, industrial-size generators, and other sheltering supplies are on standby through Sunday.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
A State of Emergency remains in effect for all 77 Oklahoma counties. On Thursday, Governor Mary Fallin issued the declaration in advance of the winter storm. The Executive Order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. The State of Emergency lasts for 30 days.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports all lanes of I-40 are now open west of Weatherford in Custer County following an earlier accident.
Drivers should be aware of the slick and hazardous highways and interstates in southwestern Oklahoma, including I-40 in western Oklahoma. Northeastern and central Oklahoma, including the OKC and Tulsa metros, have isolated slick spots. ODOT Crews are out applying sand and salt materials where needed and are monitoring conditions across the state. Drivers should avoid unnecessary travel in affected areas. Motorists should be alert to the potential for ice on the roadway, go slow and allow extra time for travel. Be aware that these conditions are changing rapidly and check traffic weather in your area before you travel.
To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS in Oklahoma, call ODOT's ROAD CONDITIONS HOTLINE at 844-465-4997 or go to www.okroads.org. For turnpike information, call the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to www.pikepass.com.
For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 9-1-1 for emergencies.