UPDATE: The City of Lawton issued an update on their winter weather response and openings/closures. Crews have continued to clear roadways and will work through the evening. Drivers, however, are still advised to avoid travel during this time. First responders have assisted many stranded motorists throughout the day.

City of Lawton staff will report to work tomorrow 2/16/21 and be available to assist and serve citizens as needed. The public is advised that the City of Lawton is still operating under a partial reopening due to COVID (https://www.lawtonok.gov/news/partial-reopening-city-lawton). City leadership will monitor weather conditions and it is possible that sites and facilities will close early. Citizens who have urgent City business that must be tended to are encouraged to do so during morning hours. 

Additional updates concerning City operations and hours will be posted to this webpage for the community.

With the winter storm dumping snow everywhere the City of Lawton has closed Town Hall and a few other properties for the day. If you don't have to get out on the roads, don't. It's gotten pretty bad out there and it's getting worse by the minute. We're expecting anywhere between 3-7 inches of snow today and the forecast calls for more snow tomorrow as well. Not only that it's incredibly cold outside, temperatures are at record lows in single digits and even below zero and negative numbers at times.

The City of Lawton issued a press release earlier this morning addressing the immediate plans for the city. Critical personnel are working to clear roads but conditions remain hazardous. Drivers are still urged to avoid travel. The City of Lawton will no longer have a delayed start 2/15/21. Due to road and weather conditions, the City of Lawton will remain closed entirely 2/15/21. Critical personnel will continue to report into work as needed. More severe weather is expected in days to come. The community will be kept apprised of City operations and updates through this webpage. Residential trash collection services are still running 2/15/21; the Lawton Landfill is still open and intends to remain open until 5 p.m. 2/15/21.

Stay up to date will all the latest details and winter weather advisories at the City of Lawton official website. Hopefully the weather conditions will improve, but another storm system is headed our way with more snow. Try to stay safe and warm out there.

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