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December 3, 2013

Winter weather on its way late tonight

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NORMAN —

If residents must drive, Easley said residents should “start slow, stop slow and pay attention.”

In the event that roads become unmanageable, the bureau or division commander could have police units stop responding to non-injury accidents.

“If the weather is that bad, first of all, you shouldn’t be out driving unless it’s an emergency,” Easley said. “If that rule is put into place, people that are involved in non-injury accidents are asked to exchange information and move on.”

Norman Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey said they still will respond to all fire and medical calls, no matter how bad the weather gets, but it may take them a while to get to people, depending on the conditions of the roadway.

Bailey said they also may prioritize those calls based on the type of emergency it is.

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