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Last Minute Travel Arrangements for Red River Rivalry
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-- After Saturday's victory over Texas Tech, some travel agencies in the metro say fans are making last minute travel arrangements for the Red River Rivalry.
"We're getting a lot of calls," said Bonnie Hedges, Vice President of Marketing at Travel Leaders.
Hedges says although Travel Leaders had a few openings left on its bus to Dallas, agents have spent all day on the phone with Sooner Fans who need a ride and place to stay for the weekend. Although hotels are filling up fast in Dallas, Hedges says there's still time, just don't count on staying close to the stadium.
"It's almost impossible," she explained, "but there are still some rooms available in the downtown area."
Hedges recommends fans book a room outside of Dallas, in Lewisville or Denton. She also recommends heading to the stadium early. After seven years of planning special trips for the Red River Rivalry, Hedges says fans who plan to be in the Metroplex for the day should give themselves extra time to drive to Dallas.
"On a weekend it can take you 6-hours easily," said Hedges.
Fans who do not want to deal with the hassle of driving can also book bus tickets via Megabus. Michael Alvich, Vice President of Marketing for Megabus says tickets currently range between $19-21 each way from Dallas to Oklahoma City.
"The demand seems to be stronger out of Austin," Alvich explained, "out of Oklahoma City, we still have plenty of seats."
The bus also makes a stop in Norman on the way to Dallas. Alvich says although seats are still available, fans should still make travel arrangements as soon as possible.
"Don't wait too long," he emphasized, "because as you know, the demand, once it starts to build as you get closer, it gets very strong."
Megabus will also consider bringing in extra buses if demand becomes too high. To make travel arrangements go to the links section of our website, http://www.okcfox.com/links.
Posted: Monday, October 8 2012, 09:42 PM CDT
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MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities say searchers, utility crews and people cleaning up are to continue their duties the day after the Moore tornado.
Officials planned a noon news conference at the storm command center to provide updates on conditions. Emergency officials may have a new death toll at the briefing.
Roads that were closed because of tornadoes had reopened by late Monday night, though authorities discouraged travel near Moore because crews in the devastated area still have plenty of work to do.
The National Weather Service pegged the tornado preliminarily as an EF-4 on the enhanced Fujita scale, the second most-powerful category of twister.
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