Oklahoma Turnpike voids all Christmas blizzard violation notices
By Peter Samuel
Oklahoma Turnpike is voiding about 1,300 violation notices issued for non-payment during a blizzard around Christmas. Motorists complained that snow and ice made it impossible or unreasonable for them to pay tolls because booths were unstaffed, or equipment wasn't working. In some cases lanes were blocked by snow.
Most of the notices were for the standard $25 non-payment violation. Turnpike officials decided today that sending the violation notices out as usual had been a mistake, and they are voiding them.
Any motorists who have already paid the violation fees will get their money refunded.