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OK) It looks like an arctic blast combined with winter precipitation could be
part of the weekend forecast in Cleveland County. The latest weather data
indicates the county will see light snow Saturday.
Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester
wants everyone to be prepared in case the weather causes power outages or
Make sure and have a blanket, candles,
matches, flashlight, batteries, weather and/or emergency radio, food and
bottled water accessible. Have an extra set of warm clothes and footwear handy.
Before travelling, check the forecast
either by television or phone. Fill the vehicle’s gas tank with plenty of fuel.
Also, check the oil and fluid levels.
Tires need to be inflated to the appropriate levels. Keep an ice scraper and
set of jumper cables in the vehicle.
If possible, pack a cell phone charger
that can be used in the cigarette lighter.
Lester said he hopes everyone remembers
these safety tips and uses caution if they trek out for any reasons.
“In the event should Cleveland County
see an accumulation of frozen precipitation, please stay home and don’t travel
unless it’s absolutely necessary,” Lester said. “Getting out on slick roads
only puts yourself and others in danger.”
Any questions regarding this press
release and/or information can be addressed to Meghan Jackson, Cleveland County
Sheriff’s Office, community liaison/public information officer. Jackson can be
reached at (405) 701-8847.