Winter Weather Advisory: January 2, 2019

Red - Severe Risk and Disruptions
Wednesday, January 2,
2019, 6:00 pm
Friday, January 4,
2019, 6:00 am

Lawton Area

UPDATE, ISSUED 8:30 A.M. 1/4/19: 

CITY OPERATIONS - Solid Waste Collection reports that trash routes are running on time, and Streets/Traffic Control crews are still salt and sanding roads this morning.

TRAFFIC REPORT - LPD and Public Works crews are limiting areas of Rogers Lane to one-lane travel as several accidents have occurred because of icy roadway. Those areas are set to be re-sanded. Drivers should SLOW DOWN through their morning travels, especially in this area, and adhere to all signage placed. 

UPDATE, ISSUED 4:50 P.M. 1/3/19: Due to weather conditions and predicted weather conditions, the following City of Lawton recreational centers will close at 5 p.m. today (1/3/2019):
 HC King Center
 Owens Multipurpose Center
 Patterson Community Center
Additional questions can be relayed to Parks and Recreation Administration at 580.581.3400 or @email. Thank you.

UPDATE, ISSUED 1/3/19, 8:37 A.M.: City sites and offices are open for business today, and trash will still be collected for residential homes as normally scheduled. The routes began a little later today because of weather conditions. Any changes to City site hours or schedules will be relayed to the community via this page, on and through the traditional Press.

Salt and sanding procedures began last night by our Public Works Department and have continued through the morning. Motor grader crews are also currently in route to help clear the roadways.

ISSUED 1/2/19: The US National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Warning for our area:…

Freezing rain, sleet, snow and ice may be in the forecast today (1/2/19) and tomorrow (1/3/19). Conditions will be monitored by City staff of our Public Works Department, who are prepared to help clear roadways if they become slick and hazardous. Please CLICK HERE to read a PSA about driving safety around salt/sanding equipment, which outlines three key tips for drivers:

*Remain at least 200 feet behind salt/sanding equipment.
*Do not attempt to pass salt/sanding equipment.
*When approaching salt/sanding equipment at a controlled intersection, do not pull alongside equipment. ALWAYS allow 200 feet of clearance.

Citizens are also reminded to make sure that sprinkler systems are turned off when temperatures drop to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.

In addition to the National Weather Service, citizens are encouraged to follow the Comanche County Emergency Management Office and local media outlets such as KSWO 7 News to stay weather aware. If there is an emergency, please call 911.

Additional information on local preparedness can be found on the City of Lawton's Public Information page by CLICKING HERE.

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