Gov. Kevin Stitt Issues State of Emergency Due to Inclement Winter Weather
Beverly Cantrell - February 2, 2022 12:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Governor Kevin Stitt signed an Executive Order on Tuesday, declaring a State of Emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma due to the severe, incoming winter weather.
The National Weather Service has predicted the winter to storm to include a mix of freezing rain, sleet, snow, strong wind gusts, and low temperatures statewide beginning on Wednesday. This winter weather could result in power outages across the state and cause hazardous road conditions.
The Executive Order signed by Stitt temporarily suspends requirements for size and weight limits of oversized vehicles transporting materials and supplies used for emergency relief and power restoration.
State agencies continue to prepare for the winter storm. These agencies include the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Oklahoma Insurance Department, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma State Department of Health, and other agencies.
The Executive Order for the State of Emergency is in effect for seven days and may be extended further should weather conditions warrant.