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Snow Falls Across Central Oklahoma Thursday Morning

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A News 9 viewer sent us this photo of the snow Thursday morning. A News 9 viewer sent us this photo of the snow Thursday morning.
View photo of snow taken in Edmond, Oklahoma. View photo of snow taken in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD flew over the snow-covered Oklahoma City. Bob Mills SkyNews 9 HD flew over the snow-covered Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

This year's third round of winter storm has dumped at least two inches of snow across central Oklahoma Thursday morning.

Wind Chill, Winter Weather Advisories

A wind chill advisory is in effect for 25 Oklahoma counties, including Oklahoma, Logan, Kingfisher counties and more, until 12 p.m. Thursday.

Meteorologists say wind chill values will remain between 0 and -15 through 12 p.m. Single digit wind chills are then expected Thursday afternoon.

Officials urge people to dress in layers and leave no skin exposed to the wind. Frostbite and hypothermia can happen quickly. Remember to check on the elderly and sick in your neighborhood to make sure they are staying warm.

A winter weather advisory remained in effect until 4 p.m. for 24 Oklahoma counties, including Oklahoma, Logan, McClain counties and more. Meteorologists say light snow will continue to fall Thursday morning and taper off west to east between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Total snowfall amounts will range from one to three inches.

News 9 Chief Meteorologist David Payne says Oklahoma City received an average of two inches of snow on Thursday.

Officials say slick and hazardous travel will occur through the afternoon hours and could continue overnight. In addition, blowing snow could reduce visibilities near one mile at times, making driving even more difficult.

Drivers are urged to slow down and take precautions.

Road Condition

According to ODOT, crews in the panhandle and northwest continue to plow and treat areas that are snow packed. Drivers are encouraged to use caution and allow extra time traveling through the area.

Crews in the southwestern, central and northeastern parts of the state continue to treat highways and interstates as some slick spots remain. Conditions are steadily improving in many of these areas, which will greatly assist in these clearance operations.

During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists need to:

• Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.

• Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.

During snow and/or ice conditions, motorists need to:

• Check road conditions before getting out on the roads.

• Be aware of "black ice," which looks wet on the roadway, but is actually a thin layer of ice.

• Stay at least 200 feet behind road-clearing equipment; crews need room to maneuver and can engage plowing or spreading materials without notice.

If drivers must travel out of state, they are urged to check area road conditions before heading out.

Out-of-State Road Conditions

Arkansas 800-245-1672

Colorado 303-639-1111

Kansas 866-511-5368

Missouri 800-222-6400

New Mexico 800-432-4269

Texas 800-452-9292

Accidents

From midnight to 11am, EMSA paramedics have responded to eight car crashes with injury, two slips and falls outside and one reported cold exposure. At 720 S. MacArthur, EMSA responded to a ceiling collapse.

With most of the schools in the metro closed, paramedics urge extreme caution for children who will be playing outside. It is extremely important with the frigid temperatures adults make sure the children are dressed warmly; with hats, gloves and several loose layers underneath their warm winter coat.

Authorities are responding to multiple accidents in the Oklahoma City metro area Thursday morning.

9:24 a.m. - multi-vehicle accident on I-35 near Purcell.

9 a.m. - non injury accident at S.W. 89TH St. / S. Walker Ave.

8:54 a.m. - non injury accident at N.W. Expressway EB / N. Independence Ave.

8:43 a.m. - Three-vehicle accident at I-35 SB near Purcell exit. One driver had to be extricated. That driver's condition is unknown.

8:34 a.m. non injury accident at Lake Hefner Pkwy SB / W. Hefner Rd.

8:32 a.m. - an Oklahoma City police car crashed into a ditch along I-44 near S.W. 148th.

8:30 a.m. - possible injury accident at W. I-240 Hwy WB / S. Walker Ave.

8:24 a.m. - non injury accident at N.W. 10th St. / N. Rockwell Ave.

8:13 a.m. - non injury accident at Broadway Extension SB / N.E. 122nd St.

8:07 a.m.- non injury accident at 2119 N.W. 36th St.

8:05 a.m.- possible injury accident involved snow plow at N.W. 13th St. / N. Shartel Ave.

8 a.m. - An Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputy was involved in an accident at I-40 and Hudiburg Dr. No injuries reported.

7:46 a.m. - non-injury accident at W. I-240 Hwy EB / S. Pennsylvania Ave.

7:46 a.m. - non injury accident at I-40/I-35

7:27 a.m.- non injury accident at Old 4 hwy / N.W. 10th St.

7:27 a.m.- non injury accident at E I-240 Service Rd. EB / Crossroads Blvd. NB.

7:27 a.m. - non injury accident at N.E. 23rd St. WB / N. Santa Fe Ave.

7:18 a.m. - possible injury accident at E. I-240 Service Rd. WB / S. I-35 Service Rd. NB.

7:12 a.m. non injury accident at N.W. Expressway EB / N. Meridian Ave.

6:54 a.m. - non-injury accident at N. Penn. Ave. NB / W. John Kilpatrick Turnpike EB.

6:50 a.m. - Non Injury Accident at W. I-40 Service Rd. / S. Portland Ave. SB

6:26 a.m. - Non Injury Accident at E. Britton Rd. EB / N. I-35 Service Rd. NB

6:25 a.m. - Non Injury Accident at S. May Ave. / S.W. 59TH St.

6:21 a.m. - Non Injury Accident at S.E. 44TH St. / S. Hiwassee Rd.

6:01 a.m. - non-injury accident at S. MacArthur Blvd. NB / W. I-40 Hwy WB

5:56 a.m. - injury accident at W. Reno Ave. EB / S. Ann Arbor Ave.

5:38 a.m.- non-injury accident at 501 N. Meridian Ave.

5:06 a.m.- non-injury accident at E. Britton Rd. WB / N. I-35 Hwy NB

5:04 a.m.- Rollover accident at I-35 northbound at Memorial

4:47 a.m.- non-injury accident at 2101 N.W. 23rd St. WB

We will keep updating as we get more information.

The Commissioner of Public Safety, as authorized by the Governor, has announced that due to inclement weather state agencies may temporarily reduce non-essential services beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014, for the following counties: Canadian, Cleveland, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie.

School Closings

Many Oklahoma school districts have canceled classes and activities for Thursday, including Oklahoma City, Edmond, Deer Creek, El Reno schools and more.

Check complete school closings here.

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