ENID, OK — Snowfall overnight Monday and into Tuesday prompted northwest Oklahoma schools to cancel classes for the day and officials to warn motorists for hazardous road conditions.
A winter storm warning issued for northern Oklahoma forecasts 5 to 10 inches of snowfall in the area.
The Naitonal Weather Service warning is in effect from 1 a.m. Tuesday until 6 p.m. Tuesday for areas in northern Oklahoma including Enid, Alva, Arnett, Woodward, Cherokee, Medford, Perry and Ponca City.
Snowfall in northwest Oklahoma began late Monday evening and after midnight in the immediate Enid area.
Snow is expected to continue throughout the day Tuesday, with periods of light and heavy precipitation. Total accumlation of 3-8 inches is possible, with the higher amounts expected just north of Enid. Today's high is forecast to reach into the upper 20s, according to NWS.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation is reporting roadways in northwest Oklahoma are slick and hazardous. Travel is discouraged.
This storm is one of several expected to hit the state over the coming week.
The National Weather Service is also advising against travel, if possible.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers were working an accident on U.S. 412 at the U.S. 177 exit involving an overturned diesel tanker. The wreck closed the road at 4:59 a.m. just east of the toll booth.
Traffic was being diverted at the U.S. 177 exit southbound to U.S. 64 then eastbound to U.S. 412 to regain access to the Cimarron Turnpike
Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews in southern and eastern parts of the state reported slick and hazardous roads Monday morning. The department was discouraging travel in those areas.
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