Oklahoma emergency managers say 8 injured, power out for 60,000

Ponca City Now - December 28, 2015 9:20 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma’s emergency managers say hospitals are reporting that eight people have suffered storm-related injuries as severe weather and a blizzard pound the state. The nature of the injuries wasn’t known.

The state Corporation Commission says 60,000 homes and business have lost electricity.

The Emergency Management Department says that as snow and high winds hammer western Oklahoma, warming stations have been set up at The Pioneer Room in Woodward, the First Baptist Church in Elk City and at Salvation Army locations in Altus and Enid.

Travel is discouraged. Roads are slick and plunging temperatures will turn any water remaining on the roads into ice in western Oklahoma.

Altus officials have asked people to conserve water because of a power outage at a reservoir. Counties statewide are reporting flooding from heavy rains.

 

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