February 4, 2014

Portions of Grady County covered in white powder

Jessica Lane, Staff Writer,
The Express-Star


Snow fell across Grady County beginning early Sunday ranging from two inches in Tuttle to eight inches in Rush Springs. 

However, even with this seemingly significant amount of precipitation, Grady County is still under a burn ban, Dale Thompson, Grady County Emergency Management Director, said. 

It takes 10 inches of snow to equal one inch rain, Thompson said. By the time the snow melts and the wind picks up, what moisture is left on the ground is quickly evaporated. 

Grady County's moisture level is still far below normal, Thompson said. 

The slick roads have presented some hazards. 

Emergency services were called to six vehicular accidents, that were weather related, Paulette Nicholas, Grady County Emergency Management, said. 

Another storm system is moving in on Tuesday and Grady County could receive a dusting up to one inch, with some rain, Thompson said. 

In other business: 

The 2014 Grady County Fair Board members were approved. 

The plat of Mason Ranch Phase 1 of Section 28-T9N-R5W was approved, however county maintenance of roads is not included. 

The "state aid project" tributary to Salt Creek Bridge and Approaches-Partial payment for engineering design services for the required relocation of Grady RWD#6 in conflict with the proposed bridge design. 

The surplus equipment and trade-in vehicles for the Grady County Sheriff's Department was approved.