UPDATE: More than 1200 power outages in north Oklahoma City and Nichols Hills reported as wintry weather hits half of state Wednesday

A winter weather advisory is in effect for half of Oklahoma Wednesday. Freezing temperatures have moved into the state for western parts of Oklahoma.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 10, 2013 at 10:48 am •  Published: April 10, 2013

10:45 a.m. Freezing temperatures continue to cause power outages across the Oklahoma City area as trees and limbs fall on power lines. There are 757 electric customers in Nichols Hills and 527 customers in north Oklahoma City without power, according to the Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. website.

7:10 a.m. A power outage affecting 1,126 electric customers in Nichols Hills has been reported by the Oklahoma gas & Electric Co. website. Check NewsOK.com for weather updates.

5:15 a.m. Thunderstorms have moved into northwest Oklahoma City with heavy rain and lightning. Lightning strikes have caused small power outages, set alarms off and knocked out traffic signal lights. Lights at NW 39 Expressway at Council Road are out, according to Bethany police radio reports. There are 77 power outages in north Oklahoma City reported on the Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. website. Check NewsOK.com for weather updates.

4:30 a.m. Although the calendar says it's spring, a winter weather advisory has been issued for half of Oklahoma Wednesday.

From southwest Oklahoma to the Bartlesville area in northeast Oklahoma, along a line mostly west of Interstate 44, conditions will be wintry until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Falling temperatures, freezing rain and high winds are possible.

Power outages are possible and tree limbs may break under the weight of ice in strong northwest winds, the weather service reports. Motorists should be prepared for slick spots on bridges or overpasses, the weather service reports.

The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:

OG&E power outage map NWS: Map of wintry precipitation Weather closings Winter weather advisory
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