More than 80,000 without power in Okla. Sat. night

Ponca City Now - November 29, 2015 11:08 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – More than 80,000 electric customers are without power in Oklahoma as a slow-moving storm brings ice, sleet and wintry precipitation to the state.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric – the state’s largest electricity provider – reported more than 75,000 outages about 5 p.m. Saturday., with more than 26,000 in Oklahoma City and about 15,000 more outages in suburbs of the metro area.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma – the second largest electric utility – had more than 5,000 outages in southwestern Oklahoma. More than 1,500 outages were in Caddo County, more than 1,200 in Washita County and about 1,000 were in Grady County.

The National Weather Service said an ice storm warning would remain in effect in central Oklahoma until noon Sunday and a winter weather advisory is in effect until noon Sunday for the remainder of the western half of the state. A flood warning is in effect until 11:15 a.m. Sunday for southeastern Oklahoma.


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