Tahlequah Daily Press

January 10, 2014

Ice shutters local schools again

By JOSH NEWTON
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Freezing drizzle and remnants of the area’s last round of snow and ice combined Thursday morning to create hazardous conditions on county roads.

First responders spent much of Thursday morning responding to crashes in Cherokee County. At least two rollovers were reported, and some collisions resulted in injuries to passengers.

Some county schools had canceled classes Wednesday evening, and those that hadn’t done so quickly announced Thursday morning that they were calling off class, due to poor road conditions in much of the area.

Temperatures were expected to top out at 38 degrees Thursday afternoon and sink only to about 36 overnight. On Friday, temperatures could hit 55, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3 p.m. According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, the area could receive 1 to 2 inches of rain Friday and trace amounts overnight.

Saturday should reach 54 degrees, and Sunday is forecast to be sunny and 63.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troops post state road conditions at www.dps.state. ok.us/cgi-bin/weather map.cgi. Look for the latest update from Troop C, which includes Cherokee and Adair counties.

jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com