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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Snow Routes and Critical Emergency Weather Information

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IMPORTANT SNOW / WEATHER INFORMATION -- please share to help spread the word to as many Coweta citizens as possible. 

1. The City of Coweta will focus on clearing and maintaining the snow routes marked in RED on the map attached. ODOT will focus on clearing and maintaining Highways 51, 72, and 51B, shown in BLUE on the map. Wagoner County will also be working on clearing other main arterial roads as resources allow. DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR IN THE STREET if you live on a snow route. It will likely be damaged or buried in snow by a snowplow. 

2. Bristow Road from 151st to Walnut will be closed to all non-local traffic due to the narrow crossing over the creek which will be difficult to see/pass safely once snowed in. In other words, unless you live along that road in that area, it's closed. 

3. Police and Fire will be answering emergency (911) calls only. That does not mean to call 911 for non-emergency situations. 

4. If you see a vehicle off the roadway and it has a blue ribbon on it, that ribbon means the vehicle has been checked for stranded or injured motorists and you don't need to report it. If you don't see a ribbon, please DO call 911 and report it. In these temperatures, a stranded motorist in a disabled vehicle IS an emergency situation. 

5. It is COLD, and projected to get colder still. If you have outdoor pets, please bring them inside. Take precautions to avoid frozen water pipes, and make sure kids playing outside in the snow are dressed warmly enough, and take frequent breaks to warm up. Wind chills are projected to be sub-zero, and it doesn't take long at those temperatures for unprotected skin to become frostbitten. 

6. If you intend to shovel your sidewalk and/or driveway, be aware that 7 to 10 inches of snow is heavy lifting. To avoid possible overexertion or cardiac events, consider shoveling it during the snow event and again afterward. 

7. Take necessary storm preparedness precautions such as making sure generators have fuel and vehicles are fueled up etc. 

8. If you have elderly neighbors and are able, please check on them to ensure they are safe and have adequate heat. 

Please stay safe and warm during this winter weather. Finally, City Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 15th, in honor of President's Day. 


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