Tahlequah Daily Press

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February 8, 2011

More snow predicted for area

TAHLEQUAH — A considerable amount of last week’s snowfall has melted, but another severe winter storm is forecast to hit the area tonight.

The National Weather Service is predicting 4 to 10 inches of snow between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday. Snowfall will be heavy at times, with north winds gusting as high as 25 mph.

The wind gusts are expected to cause some snow drifts.

The winter weather has caused school closures across the county for much of last week and Monday. Tahlequah I-35 Superintendent Shannon Goodsell said classes will be held in Tahlequah today.

Decisions on whether to hold classes Wednesday at area schools will be made at a later date. The NWS said the snowstorm will make travel very hazardous or impossible and power outages will be likely in some areas.

Temperatures were expected to drop into the mid-teens this morning, and rise to the mid- to upper 30s before the snow moves in tonight. Overnight temperatures are expected to drop to near 20 degrees.

Local emergency services personnel continue to urge people to use caution when getting out and driving in the storm. They suggest keeping food, water, blankets and other items in your vehicle in the event you become stranded.

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