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Winter Storm Information

Updated Winter Storm Information

February 2nd

As with normal yard waste removal, the City of Norman Sanitation Department will pick up tree limbs that are placed in suitable containers of no more than 35 gallons in size or tied into bundles. Tree limbs in bundles should be limited to limbs no larger than 2 inches in diameter and no longer than 4 feet in length.

In order to address damage from last weeks winter storm, larger tree limbs may be placed at the curb for pick up by City Crews. Once limbs have been placed at the curb, residents needing this assistance should call the City of Norman Action Line at 366-5396 or the Parks and Recreation Department at 366-5472. Calls will be taken until 5:00 PM Friday February 12, 2010 to request this service. You will need to provide residents name, address and phone number. Larger limbs should be placed separate from smaller bundles and should not be placed on top of water or gas meters. Assistance in removing large tree limbs is intended to address only damage resulting from the recent ice storm.



February 1st

The City of Norman Sanitation Department will pick up tree limbs that are tied in bundles or placed in suitable containers (no more than 35 gallon size). Tree limbs in bundles should be limited to limbs no larger than 2 inches in diameter and bundles not longer than 4 feet in length.

The Compost Facility located at 398 Bratcher Miner Road is available to residents free of charge if they wish to bring in their own yard waste. Larger debris can be brought to the transfer station where a drop off charge is applicable and based on weight. The hours for the Compost Facility are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents should bring proof of Norman residence (driver’s license with address or utility bill).



January 29, 9:56 am

Shelter
As of 9:00 am this morning, the shelter has not been needed.

Ice and Snow:
The City of Norman uses priority and secondary routing for the snow/ice control operations. The priority routes encompass major arterials with the highest traffic volumes in the urban and rural areas and the secondary routes with the next higher traffic volumes and locations adjacent to schools or major neighborhood collectors. The primary and secondary routes total 167 miles of streets in Norman. Citizens are encouraged to avoid on-street parking on these routes during the storm. Norman also collaborates with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and other cities in the Oklahoma City metro area to ensure that priority transportation routes are consistently cleared of snow and ice. The snow route maps are attached and can be found on the City of Norman’s website www.normanok.gov.

Power Outages
If you need to report a power outage to OG&E, please contact 405-272-9595. For OEC, please call 405-321-2024.

ROAD CONDITIONS
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reports roads are slick and hazardous in the Oklahoma City area and they are discouraging travel. OHP reminds motorists to drive for the conditions by slowing down and increasing following distance between vehicles. For information regarding Oklahoma road conditions, call 888-425-2385. For road conditions in neighboring states call: Texas, 800-452-9292; Kansas, 866-511-5368; Arkansas, 800-245-1672; and Missouri, 800-222-6400.

DIAL 211
For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 911 for emergencies.

Sanitation
Commercial and residential Sanitation trucks will be running their normal schedule today, except there will be no trash service east of 48th Avenue today. Rural trash service east of 48th will be caught up starting Monday, February 1st.

Police
We are still strongly encouraging people to stay off the roads, if possible. The slick roads policy is still in affect which means the Norman Police Department will not be responding to non-injury crashes. They encourage the involved parties to exchange information.

The water department is currently working on a break in a 16” water transmission line located east of 24th Ave NW on Robinson. They hope to have the repairs completed by 2:00 p.m. today. No customers have been without water due to the break. Because of the break and water on the roadway, Robinson has been closed between 24th Ave NW and Berry Road.

For more information, please go to the City of Norman’s website www.normanok.gov.



January 28th

With the arrival of rain and cold temperatures, the City is planning for damaging ice and all that may come with it. As part of the City’s preparation for this event, we have put several plans in place to ensure that we are prepared to react to anything that may occur.

Shelter
The Norman Fire Department has been working with the American Red Cross on finding appropriate shelters. The primary shelter is Northhaven Church, located at 4600 36th Ave NW. If you have any questions, please contact the Emergency Operations Center at 405-292-7008. If that shelter becomes full, we do have other options available.

The American Red Cross is asking anyone who needs to stay at a shelter due to a power outage, to please bring personal hygiene items, including necessary medication, as well as bedding. Only service animals will be allowed in the shelter. If you have an animal, you can leave the animal in an area that keeps them out of the direct elements, where they can move around and stay dry, and provide them with food and water. The other option would be to contact a boarding facility.

Ice and Snow:
The City of Norman uses priority and secondary routing for the snow/ice control operations. The priority routes encompass major arterials with the highest traffic volumes in the urban and rural areas and the secondary routes with the next higher traffic volumes and locations adjacent to schools or major neighborhood collectors. The primary and secondary routes total 167 miles of streets in Norman.  Citizens are encouraged to avoid on-street parking on these routes during the storm.  Norman also collaborates with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and other cities in the Oklahoma City metro area to ensure that priority transportation routes are consistently cleared of snow and ice.  The snow route maps are attached and can be found on the City of Norman’s website www.normanok.gov.

Power Outages
If you need to report a power outage to OG&E, please contact 405-272-9595. For OEC, please call 405-321-2024.

ROAD CONDITIONS
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) reports roads are slick and hazardous on I-40 west of Oklahoma City. Roadways are slick in spots in western and southwestern areas of the state. OHP reminds motorists to drive for the conditions by slowing down and increasing following distance between vehicles. Motorists should anticipate delays as roadways become slick and hazardous in additional areas of the state. For information regarding Oklahoma road conditions, call 888-425-2385. For road conditions in neighboring states call: Texas, 800-452-9292; Kansas, 866-511-5368; Arkansas, 800-245-1672; and Missouri, 800-222-6400.

DIAL 211
For Oklahoma residents seeking non-emergency disaster or health and human service information, please contact your local 2-1-1. Services are available 24 hours a day by dialing 2-1-1 from your home or cellular telephone. Please only call 911 for emergencies.

Sanitation
Sanitation trucks will be running their normal schedule Friday. This may be altered as the weather and conditions change. They did not pick up yard waste today and will not be picking it up tomorrow.

Police
The police department has 4-wheel drive vehicles available for officers, as well as vehicles with chains, to assist us in responding to calls for service. We strongly encourage people to stay off the roads, if possible. The slick roads policy was put in to affect at 3:45 pm. That means the Norman Police Department will not be responding to non-injury crashes. They encourage the involved parties to exchange information.

According to Norman Parks and Recreation, the Senior Citizen’s Center in Norman and the community center in Little Axe, will be closed tomorrow.

For more information, please go to the City of Norman’s website www.normanok.gov.

Primary Snow Route

Secondary Snow Route

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