Winter storm brings sleet and ice to Oklahoma

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A winter storm hit Oklahoma on Wednesday. Ice and sleet are expected in many states, causing dangerous travel situations.

News 9’s digital team will be updating this story throughout the day with updates on motorway issues, blackouts, wrecks and more.

See also: Weather-related closures throughout Oklahoma

(8:18 p.m.) EMSA responded to 14 automobile accidents, 5 exposures to cold and 5 falls outdoors.

(7:45 p.m.) More than 6,100 Oklahomans are without energy as OG&E works to rekindle energy. More than 6,000 of the buyers are in the OKC metro.

(5:06 p.m.) The City of Oklahoma City said it was suspending trash and recycling for Thursday, Feb. 24 due to winter weather conditions. Service will resume at 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 26.

(12:07) Hundreds of Oklahomans are without power as the winter storm continues – The state’s largest electric power providers reported hundreds of outages Wednesday morning, but the number has since dropped by midday.

(12:01) OKCPS says schools will continue with digital studies on February 24. For the latest closures, click here.

(11:19 a.m.) Northeast OKC Road Condition Update – News 9 Storm Trackers Val and Amy Castor monitor the condition of Oklahoma City’s metro freeways as they become slippery from sleet and freezing rain .

(10:37) Will Rogers World Airport Flights Update – News 9’s Anjelicia Bruton has the latest on winter storm flights from Will Rogers World Airport.

(10:35 a.m.) I-44 Service Road Update – News 9’s Tevis Hillis provides an update on outdoor situations near the I-44 Service Road.

(10:25 a.m.) Thousands of Oklahomans are without power as the winter storm continues – The state’s largest electric power providers are reporting hundreds of outages across the state Wednesday morning.

(10:11 a.m.) Normandy road conditions update – News 9’s Augusta McDonnell has an update on the Normandy road situations.

(9:50 a.m.) OHP Winter Storm Update – OHP Trooper Foster joined News 9 Live to talk about winter storm situations in the Metro.

(9:07) City of OKC working on water main break in Southwest OKC – The City of Oklahoma City responded to a predominant water break on the southwest side of the city Wednesday morning.

(8:57) The Logan County Courthouse will close at 10 a.m. Wednesday due to “road conditions” caused by Wednesday’s winter storm.

(8:51) ODOT Update – News 9 was joined by ODOT’s Lisa Shearer-Salim to talk about the subway situations due to the winter storm.

(8:41) I-40 Road Conditions Update – The News 9 Jeromy Carter tracker provides an override for freeway situations near I-40.

(8:33) I-35 and I-240 Road Condition Update – News 9’s Ashley Holden got a live look at the condition of the I-35 and I-240 freeways.

(8:15 a.m.) Normandy Road Condition Update – News 9’s Augusta McDonnell has a live preview of the Normandy road condition.

(8:13 a.m.) Latest I-44 Road Condition Update – News 9’s Caleb Califano is monitoring road situations on the southwest side of Oklahoma City’s metro space.

(8h10) OKC City Spokesperson Kristy Yager speaks with News 9 about winter storm conditions

(8:00 a.m.) Hank Brown: ‘Here’s What All the Side Roads Look Like’ – News 9 Storm Trackers Hank and Patti Brown monitor freeway situations along the southwest elements of the subway. Hank says the side roads are very dangerous.

(7:49) OKC and the Normandy police no longer respond to accidents without injuries.

(7h45) Jeromy Carter: ‘Road conditions not good’ – News 9 Storm Trackers Jeromy and Ramie Carter monitor road conditions in Southwest Oklahoma City, where they only noticed cars spinning . Freezing rain and sleet fall across central Oklahoma.

(7h40) Outdoor Conditions Update – News 9’s Tevis Hillis provides a report on the situations outdoors due to the winter storm.

(7h20) Val & Amy Castor on NE OKC road conditions – News 9 Storm Trackers Val and Amy Castor approach the Oklahoma City subway space from the north. Val says the roads are starting to get slippery from sleet and freezing rain.

(7:15 a.m.) I-44 Road Conditions Update – News 9’s Caleb Califano is monitoring road situations on the southwest side of Oklahoma City’s metro space. This report is from Interstate 44 and Southwest 149th Street.

(7:11) Blackouts – OG&E (10), OAEC (43), PSO (408), Total=461

(6:49) Traveling south or west from Oklahoma City is strongly discouraged. Sleet has already begun to fall on parts of the subway, and what falls will immediately freeze on the roads.

(6:30 a.m.) The Cleveland County courthouse and office are closed Wednesday due to winter weather conditions.

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A winter storm warning has already been issued for many Oklahoma counties in the News 9 and News On 6 viewing areas. The warning runs until 6 p.m. Thursday.

The following counties are under a winter storm warning:

Craig; Ottawa; Adair; Cherokee; Choctaw; Stream; Delaware; Haskel; Latimer; The Flora; Mayes; McIntosh; Muskogee; Okfuskee; Okmulgee; Pittsburgh; Pushmataha; Rogers; Sequoyah; Tulsa; Carter; Atoka; Brian; Coal; Garvin; Hughes; Johnson; marshal; Murray; Pontotoc; Pottawatomy; Seminole; Carter; Cleveland; Jefferson; Lincoln; To like; McClain; Stephens; Grady; Oklahoma

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