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Old 12-11-2007, 12:24 PM
 
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My husband, children, and I are planning on driving from Dallas to Minnesota beginning Thursday afternoon. Do you think the ice will be gone in OK by then, or should we wait it out another day or so?
Thanks for any info you can share!

I hope you Okies are all braving the storm and are all well and warm!
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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My husband, children, and I are planning on driving from Dallas to Minnesota beginning Thursday afternoon. Do you think the ice will be gone in OK by then, or should we wait it out another day or so?
Thanks for any info you can share!

I hope you Okies are all braving the storm and are all well and warm!
I "think" it should be mostly gone by then but with high temps barely getting above freezing and down into the 20s at night I don't know how fast it will melt. I'm thinking you should be good to go though. You could take 75 up through the eastern part of the state; it didn't get hit quite as bad as OkC. That route will take you through Tulsa and it got hit really bad.

All in all though, I really think you'll be fine. You might want to worry about points north though; Kansas and Missouri got hit as well.
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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They are predicting snow for us on Friday.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Forget about taking 75 through Tulsa. I-35 is perfectly fine and will be on Thursday. Go Thursday, we're expecting snow here on Friday.

Sorry to correct you Synopsis, but I figured living here I could more accurately speak on 35.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Forget about taking 75 through Tulsa. I-35 is perfectly fine and will be on Thursday. Go Thursday, we're expecting snow here on Friday.

Sorry to correct you Synopsis, but I figured living here I could more accurately speak on 35.
Correct away Nameless. I'd hate to give out inaccurate info to a traveler. Thanks much..
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:53 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Something else you may want to consider is posting on the states that you will be passing through. This was such a far reaching storm and it came pretty far north. You don't want to be stuck driving on ice for hundreds of miles.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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The snowstorm coming in on Friday is looking stronger by the minute. Heck, go ahead and leave now But honestly, Thursday should be perfectly fine.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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I wouldn't take 75 as an alternate route. 69 would be better, as an alternate to I-35. You will be better off probably on I-35.

If I-35 gets locked up, you would be good if you know Highway 77 as an alternate route, north of Davis OK. Highway 77 generally follows I-35 through OK. Don't try to cross the Arbuckles on 77. As of now, we have predicted a high of 39, and a low of 27 for OKC, with a 60% chance of rain or snow.

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Old 12-12-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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OKC was hit hard with 650,000 w/o power in the state. 23 deaths around the state and trees crushed. Areas with the most trees seem to be the worst. Edgemere Park still does not have power and it is in the middle of OKC. But it is looking better. I drove around the city yesterday visiting family and was able to eat in bricktown. OKC did not look half as bad as Norman. Im sure everything will rebound. Both metro Tulsa/OKC were hit the worst.
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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Good to see you back, Happy. I hope all your family is doing well. I am not looking forward to seeing the damage when I go to OKC. I heard that the Myriad Gardens had a lot of damage. The fires have been so terrible too, with more lives lost.

We will be amazed at the way the trees will survive. I hope people will give them a chance and not cut the ones down that are not so severely damaged.
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