Freezing rain hits Oklahoma City metro area

Thousands of Oklahomans are expected to wake up Saturday morning without power in their homes and face dangerous driving conditions if they venture out onto roads after freezing rain fell overnight across the state.
BY KYLE FREDRICKSON kfredrickson@opubco.com Modified: December 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm •  Published: December 20, 2013

Kelly Cain, state Emergency Management Department spokeswoman, said there were no reports of power outages in Oklahoma City as of 10:15 p.m., but 500 homes were without power in Stephens County. OG&E System Watch recorded more than 1,600 homes in Enid without power and 62 in Yukon.

Lara O'Leary, Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman, said as of10:15 p.m. Friday, there had been 17 motor vehicle crashes with reported injuries and two slip-and-fall injuries in the metro area.

Precipitation moved into Oklahoma City about 6 p.m. from the south moving northeast, with ice accumulation reaching 1/8 inch in some areas by 8 p.m., the National Weather Service reported. The maximum period of freezing rain was estimated between midnight and 7 a.m. Saturday.

The weather service expects rain-sleet combination into Saturday night.

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