“Do NOT seek shelter under an overpass,” OEM warning drivers following severe storms

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is warning the public of a dangerous move many drivers made during Saturday’s severe storms.

Parts of Oklahoma saw high winds and large hail, including some as big as golf balls.

Many drivers were out on the roads at the time, deciding to seek shelter under overpasses. However, officials say this is dangerous. 

“Do NOT seek shelter under an overpass! You force people into dangerous situations with no way of escape, and block emergency vehicles from getting to people that need help!” OEM posted on Facebook.

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It is always best to stay off the roads during severe weather.

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