The National Weather Service reports dangerously cold weather is expected to arrive Thursday 12/22/22 and continue into Friday 12/23/22. Check out the below information, general tips and reminders in preparing for frigid temperatures.
- Remember to limit your time outside and wear layers of warm clothing.
- If travel must be had during extreme winter weather, keep a small shovel in your vehicle, as well as a bag of kitty litter or sand, in case you become stuck. Read more about car emergency kits here or review associated Winter Weather preparedness at this webpage.
- Keep pets safe during extreme cold by ensuring animals have adequate shelter. Learn more about this ordinance and knowing the limits from Norman Animal Welfare at here.
- Open cabinet doors where there are pipes in your home, cover outdoor faucets and keep water moving during below freezing temperatures. Learn more about what to do if pipes freeze here.
Public Works is on active standby and monitoring weather conditions. Saltwater Brine pre-treatment distribution will take place on bridges and overpasses throughout the City’s primary and secondary snow route system on 12/21/22 in effort to mitigate or delay icing in the event of precipitation. See routes here. Travelers should allot extra time to reach destinations and maintain safe distances from heavy equipment in operation during a snow or ice event.
Note that as a precautionary measure to protect facilities, restrooms at public parks will be closed Thursday morning 12/22/22 and are expected to reopen Tuesday morning 12/27/22.
The City of Norman is a water utility service provider. Water concerns or outages can be reported to 405.329.0703 during traditional business hours or to 405.321.1600 any other time. Report other utility concerns or outages to your household providers such as OGE, OEC, or OERB. Dial 911 if there is an emergency. Information to sign up for Norman Alerts can be found here. Information from OGE concerning the keeping lines clear of trees can be found here.
Norman shelters operated by partner agency Food & Shelter are located at the corner of James Garner & West Gray Street and at 201 Reed Avenue. They are open to anyone in need. Call 405.360.4954 for more information. View additional community resources throughout the metro area, as provided through the Cleveland County Continuum of Care, in this Upward Mobility Resources Map. The City of Norman remains in close communication with local nonprofits to support and assist during this time.
See information pertaining to administrative hours of operation for the City of Norman as they relate to upcoming holidays here.