Motorist need to take extreme caution while traveling in these wintery conditions. Visibility is very low in Guymon and surrounding areas. Wind chills are predicted to get as low as -30 in some parts of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.
The cold arctic wind blowing for the past couple of days, not only stirs up sinus problems but trash and debris. Living in the Panhandle, we're used to wind but this has been quite a different experience.
Dangerously cold temperatures with this winter storm were dramatic enough to close area schools and kept many indoors on Tuesday. Outside activities were discouraged as just before 9 a.m. the temperature was 0 degrees.
Guymon Police Department were dispatched to the scene of a wreck at HWY 64 and Tiger Blvd. Monday afternoon. A semi-truck failed to stop at a red light, crashing into this SUV. The driver of the SUV was the only one in the vehicle and was shaken up, but appeared unhurt. The situation could have been so much worse as the point of impact was very close to the driver's door.
Guymon Police Department and EMS were dispatched to a rollover behind the rodeo grounds, in front of the Game Reserve, Thursday afternoon. A teenage driver and passenger were driving at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle after impacting a high point on the side of the dirt road. The driver was transported to the ER by ambulance with unknown injuries, while the passenger was transported to the ER by his mother with unknown injuries as well. A citation for reckless driving was issued to the driver.