Wagoner County Road conditions remain hazardous
Sheriff Chris Elliott has been out patrolling this evening and is advising of hazardous driving conditions in Wagoner County. The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens that the roadways in Wagoner County remain slick and hazardous at this time. Travel is strongly discouraged at this time due to the snowy conditions. Whiteout conditions may be possible overnight with additional snowfall and high winds.
Remember to bring your PETS in to a location that is acceptable for the extreme low temperatures overnight. Some Cats and Dogs may not be acclimated to the extreme low temperatures. Wind chills can reach -20 degrees, and this will be dangerous for anyone that is exposed for more than 10 minutes. There have been reports of water breaks in the county. Ensure you leave your faucets dripping and open your cabinets near plumbing to prevent pipes from freezing.
Deputies will respond to your location if you become disabled, but it may take longer than usual. If you must travel, ensure that you have extra items for warmth such as blankets, water, and items to keep you warm in the case that your vehicle becomes disabled. Ensure your cellphone is charged in the case you need to contact someone for assistance. If you must get out on the roadway DRIVE SLOW and use caution on elevated surfaces.
Remember to give yourself additional time if you must travel to work tomorrow due to slick roadways.