Winter Weather Alerts

Claremore Issues Winter Weather Alerts, Guidance to Businesses and Residents

Reporting Outages: If you are a City of Claremore resident experiencing disruptions to water, electric or trash service, please report it to Claremore Public Works by calling (918) 341-0457 ext. 286 during business hours or (918) 341-1212 for the non-emergency dispatch.  

Feb. 18, 2021 

12:30 p.m. update:

  • The Claremore Recreation Center will open tomorrow at 5 a.m.
  • Due to freezing temperatures, water at the Dog Park will remain off and restrooms at the Claremore Lake Park Splash Pad are closed.
  • We anticipate operations at our lake and parks will fully resume on Monday. 

8 a.m. update:

  • City Hall has reopened

Feb. 17, 2021

3:30 update: Waterline repair complete; office closures and updates

  • The waterline break on Ramm Road and 66 has been repaired.
  • The Community Center will be closing at 3:30 p.m today.  It will be open tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and return to normal operations on Friday.
  • The Library will reopen Thursday and hours of operation will be 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Saturday.
  • The Claremore Recreation Center remains closed while facility repairs are being made. 
  • The Lake Ranger office and enclosed dock will be open Feb. 18 - 20 from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Reminder: There will be no lunch at the Senior Center Feb.18 - Feb 19.

9 a.m. update:  Trash services

Trash service routes are running a day behind due to President's Day.  Weather conditions could impact pickups this week, but we will resume the normal schedule next week. 

7:45 a.m. update: Closures

  • Due to facility issues from freezing temperatures, City Hall will be closed
  • The Claremore EXPO Center will be closed

7:30 a.m. update:  There is a waterline break on Ramm Road and 66. This is going to cause multiple businesses in the area to be without water from Ramm Rd. to 1st street. The repair will take most of the day due to location and depth.

Feb. 16, 2021

9:30 p.m. update:  The waterline break on Sioux just south of Park St. has been repaired

2:45 p.m. update:  Closures and cancellations

  • Due to incelement weather, tonight's City Council meeting has been canceled 
  • The Community Center will close at 3:30 p.m. today
  • The Lake Ranger office and fishing dock will be closing at 4 p.m. today
  • The Library will be closed Wednesday
  • The Senior Center will not be serving lunch Wednesday or Thursday and will resume operations on Friday, weather pending
  • The Claremore Recreation Center will be closed until facility repairs related to the freezing temperatures are completed

2 p.m. update: Crews are on site to repair a waterline break on Sioux just south of Park St.  The waterline break on 12th St. near Dorothy has been repaired.

12 p.m. update:  Planned outages are currently not in effect

The Southwest Power Pool notified our supplier GRDA that no further controlled electrical outages are needed at this time.  We are still under an energy emergency alert and there is a possibility that additional interruptions in service will be required.  

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and ask that you please continue conservation efforts as we all work through this unprecedented time.

10 a.m. update:  The Claremore Recreation Center will be closed for facility repairs related to the freezing temperatures.  We will advise when the facility is reopened, but it is expected to be later this week.

9:30 a.m. update:  Waterline break on 12th Street near Dorothy

Crews are onsite repairing a waterline break on 12th St. near Dorothy

7:30 a.m. update: Coordinated Interruption in Service is Occurring; EEA 3 Declared

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP), which supplies power for a 17-state region, has issued an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) that will affect Claremore’s electricity. Grand River Dam Authority, which supplies the city’s electricity, has advised that a Level 3 alert has been issued.  As a result, the SPP has required GRDA to implement controlled interruption of services to maintain stability across the region. The purpose is to coordinate and manage outages to avoid a more widespread interruption of services.  
Interruptions are expected to to begin soon, and last 45 minutes to an hour.  We will continue to share information as it becomes available. 


Feb. 15, 2021

6 p.m. update: Office closures

Due to inclement weather, the Will Rogers Library and Utility office will be closed tomorrow, Feb. 16. There will be no shut offs or late fees assessed on Feb. 16, 2021.

4 p.m. update: Waterline Breaks Repaired

As of 3:45 today, all waterline breaks have been repaired and service has been restored. 

2:45 p.m. update:  Energy Emergency Alert for Electricity Reduced to Level 2 

As of 2:30 p.m., the City of Claremore was notified that the Southwest Power Pool has reduced the Energy Emergency Alert to Level 2.  Claremore is not currently subject to the controlled interruption of services.  The situation is rapidly evolving and we encourage residents and businesses to conserve electricity during the winter storm to prevent widespread interruptions.

2:00 p.m. update: Service Disruptions Possible; Please Conserve Power and Water

The City of Claremore issues guidance to residents and businesses regarding utility services impacted by prolonged severe winter weather.

The unprecedented and prolonged freezing temperatures have caused significant waterline breaks, impacting water service across the city including water storage supplies.  Households and businesses may experience low water pressure or no water service until repairs are completed. Crews have been working 24/7 to repair the breaks; however, residents are urged to conserve water until the repairs are completed. 

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP), which supplies power for a 17-state region, has issued an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) that will affect Claremore’s electricity. Grand River Dam Authority, which supplies the city’s electricity, has advised that a Level 3 alert has been issued.  As a result, the SPP has required GRDA to implement controlled interruption of services of less than an hour to maintain stability across the region. The purpose is to coordinate and manage outages to avoid a more widespread interruption of services. The City of Claremore will share updates as they become available. 

Residents are asked to conserve energy during the winter storm:

  • Turn down thermostats to 68 degrees.
  • Close shades and blinds to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows. 
  • Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances. 
  • Avoid using large appliances (ovens, washing machines, etc.). 
  • Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible. 
  • Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.

Claremore road crews are out and monitoring the roads. Although roads were pre-treated prior to the icy precipitation and the City continues to apply salt and sand to improve driving conditions, salt will not completely eliminate ice on roads during prolonged freezing temperatures. Individuals are encouraged to stay home when possible and use extreme caution while driving. 

Citizens and businesses may reach the Claremore Public Works Department at (918) 341-0457 ext. 286 during business hours or (918) 341-1212 for the non-emergency dispatch. Due to high call volumes, there may be extended wait times. 

9 a.m. update: Southwest Power Pool Issues Energy Emergency Alert

Please help us conserve energy as this winter storm continues.
Due to the persistent, widespread and extreme cold, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), which supplies power for a 17-state region, has issued an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) to mitigate the risk of more widespread and longer-lasting outages. 
Here is how you can help!
  • Turn down thermostats to 68 degrees.
  • Close shades and blinds to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows. 
  • Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances. 
  • Avoid using large appliances (ovens, washing machines, etc.). 
  • Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible. 
  • Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes.
8 a.m. update:  Waterline Break

There is a waterline break on Paradise Lane near Valley Parkway. Households in this area will experience low water pressure or might not have any water pressure until repairs are completed. In order to keep enough water in the tower, we are asking people in the area to minimize water usage.

Crews are onsite and working diligently to complete repairs.