The Norman Transcript

Headlines

December 22, 2013

1,300 without power in Norman , 500 power outages in Noble

(Continued)

NORMAN —

Sunday was expected to remain cold with highs in the low 30s, but no precipitation is expected for Sunday or the rest of the week, Gallant said. Monday temperatures are expected to be in the mid 30s and Tuesday through the rest of the week highs in the 40s are expected, he said.

Warm road temperatures didn’t allow much of the ice to stick so vehicle collisions were not a big problem Friday and Saturday. Norman Police Capt. Tom Easley said from midnight Friday until Saturday afternoon police only responded to about 18 crashes.

“That’s pretty much no different than any other day,” Easley said.

Lt. Eric Lehenbauer, supervision officer on Saturday, said many of the accidents he would characterize as “fender benders”.

“Quite honestly I don’t know if it’s any worse than a normal day,” Lehenbauer said.

With the roads wet, he said motorists should still be cautious making sure to slow down and leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you, especially on overpasses and bridges.

Shawn O’Leary, City of Norman director of public works, said their biggest concern from the winter weather was the trees.

“There’s lots of weight and lots of ice on the trees, but it’s not nearly what we’ve seen in the past,” O’Leary said. “We’re starting to see major tree limb damage with limbs blocking roads and causing other nuisances, but reports are very favorable for Norman.”

O’Leary said it looks like Norman will get through the weather event without any major issues and are currently running crews 24 hours.

“We’re prepared for whatever happens,” he said. “Our biggest enemy right now is the rain.”

Cleveland County Commissioners Rusty Sullivan and Darry Stacy said the county roads have faired well with the exception of tree limbs.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Headlines
  • Coaches Luncheon Mixon question off-limits at coaches luncheon

    Toby Rowland addressed the elephant in the room even before Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops and offensive coordinator Josh Heupel arrived Wednesday at Journey Church....

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mixon will not participate in practice

    Preseason practice begins for Oklahoma today. Freshman running back Joe Mixon will not be there. The school announced the decision Wednesday night....

    July 31, 2014

  • Nova Pettigrew Music community bands together to raise money for 2-year-old’s battle with rare form of cancer

    Two-year old Nova Pettigrew was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer six weeks ago. Her father, former Deli sound technician and musician James Pettigrew, noticed something was wrong when running turned to walking, then limping, then ...

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Deputies cleared, return to work

    Two deputies involved in a deadly shooting earlier this month are expected to return to work today after being cleared by the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office. “They (the Sheriff’s Office) gave me their investigation, I ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Sales tax-free weekend set to begin this weekend

    When stores open Friday morning, shoppers may be waiting. Oklahoma’s annual sales tax holiday is slated to run this weekend with the special exemption beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ending at midnight on Sunday....

    July 31, 2014

  • India landslide kills 21

    NEW DELHI — Rescuers worked in rain today to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 21 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said....

    July 31, 2014

  • Israeli strike hits UN school

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel’s stepped up campaign against ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Busted water main dumps 20 million gallons of water into UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion and adjacent garage

    LOS ANGELES — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities ...

    July 31, 2014

  • GOP-led House gives go-ahead for suit

    WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Just a day before ...

    July 31, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Randall Lee Sherrill, 34, possession of juvenile pornography · Dewey Leon Kinsey, 37, possession of controlled dangerous ...

    July 31, 2014