Winter Weather Brings Fun But Hazardous Conditions

Sunday, December 13th 2020, 5:23 pm
By: Tevis Hillis


Sunday’s snow brought a winter wonderland for kids to enjoy the weather.

For the Street brothers, it was a night of anticipation leading to a wonderful surprise.

"We're now going sledding because the snow came in, and it was very unexpected," Sam Street said.

"It ended up snowing up really well," Charlie Street said.

The boys spent hours sledding down a hill near Northwest 30th and North Independence Avenue. The snow brought even more activities than just sledding.

"It has never been this good for snowballs and snowmen," Street said.

While the winter weather brought about fun activities, it was also met with hazardous conditions throughout the metro.

"It's been a busy morning," EMSA chief public affairs officer Adam Paluka said.

For EMSA, they have seen a more-than-normal amount of calls and visits for those who have fallen.

"Our fall numbers are a little bit more,” Paluka said. “We have had 15 falls and 10 transpositions."

Surprisingly, Paluka said the amount of vehicle crashes have been below its average throughout the metro. EMSA has received five injury-related calls, but the Tulsa area has been a different story.

"In Tulsa, we have 18," Paluka said.

Paluka warned drivers to not to get too comfortable riding on the streets. Roads are expected to refreeze overnight.

"Whatever it is, if it can wait, let it wait," Paluka said.