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Thunder sleet causes problems

Schools forced to turn to virtual learning Tuesday


Thunder sleet caused heavy icing of streets, highways and exposed surfaces Monday in Central Oklahoma and across many areas of the state.

The massive sleet storm forced the closing of many schools and businesses with the area getting a 1/4” of ice to 1/2” in some areas.

Travel was impaired and schools were closed on Tuesday with many going to virtual learning.

The lightning that accompanied the sleet caused a grass fire on Interstate 35 at mile marker 90.5 that was put out by Purcell Firefighters.

The high Monday was 22 with the low down to 20.

Tuesday wasn’t much better with the high climbing to only 24. The low Tuesday was 18 with some intervals of freezing rain.

City and ODOT crews worked with snow plows and sand to keep roadways open and passable.

Freezing rain was predicted for Wednesday morning as well.

The high temperatures on Wednesday was 32. The temps finally were to get above freezing Thursday and Friday.


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