Snow brings more fun than driving headaches


OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma got its first chance of the year to be a winter wonderland, Tuesday.

Snow fell hard in the late morning hours, but temperatures hovering just above freezing kept it from sticking to the road.

“It’s not bad,” Nick Oxford said. “It seems to just be all melting on the roads.”

In Oklahoma, the white stuff comes down only once in a blue moon.

So on short notice, a green storage lid served as a sled for Ashton Carpenter and her family at “sled hill” near I-44 and N.W. 36th St.

“We didn’t know it was going to be this much,” Carpenter said. “You know in Oklahoma, you just gotta kind of wait around and see if it’s going to happen or not, so when it started coming down we were like, why not? Perfect day.”

Chad Lower’s kids have to think he’s the best dad in world for giving them a half-day at school to come sledding.

“I figured we’d come out and play,” he said. “They’re good kids. They kind of deserved it.”