Schools across the Greater Oklahoma City Metro Area are debating as to whether or not to close tomorrow. According to a report on Feb. 24 by KWTV Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City, many schools have until 5:30 a.m. to decide if they will close or not.
Schools in the Panhandle and across north central Oklahoma have already announced they will be close Monday as well as schools in the western part of the state. It is expected that more close will by tomorrow morning.
"I wish they would just close the schools and leave it at that,” Kellie Roberts, from Oklahoma City, said. “Gary [England] thinks it will be bad and that is good enough for me. Even if they don't close the schools, I don't think I'll send my kids to school. I don't want to be having to get them early with all sorts of drivers out there.”
Areas of Oklahoma can expect around 12 to 16 inches of snow, with drifts from four to six feet deep. Snow is not expected to be that heavy in the Greater Oklahoma City Metro area, but there could be blizzard-like conditions.
It is the policy of Oklahoma City Public Schools to not to dismiss early. They will have to decide by tomorrow morning if they will dismiss classes completely or take the chance that the weather will be worse in the afternoon.