As a freezing rain and wintry mix fell Wednesday evening, many roads in Shawnee were mostly wet, but bridges and overpasses began to ice over and some accidents were being reported as temperatures dipped below freezing.
Reports indicated there were several cars involved in accidents on the Beard Street bridge in south Shawnee, while crews also responded to a serious accident at Lake and Leo Wednesday night.
Bridges to the north in Lincoln County also were causing problems for drivers. The forecast called for for more wintry weather, with freezing rain overnight and snow on Thursday.
As of Wednesday night, Earlsboro and Bethel Schools decided to cancel classes for Thursday, but other districts may follow.
Watch for updates.