Local & Regional
Thu January 20, 2011
Snow is Over--- For Now
Undated – Winter storm moves across Oklahoma to Arkansas
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm that brought freezing rain and snow to Oklahoma and is blamed for at least one death has begun moving out of the state and into Arkansas.
National Weather Service meteorologist Pete Snyder in Tulsa said the storm was expected to be out of the state by noon Thursday after dropping two to three inches of snow in most places. He said the largest accumulation was four-and-a-half inches in Pawhuska while up to five inches could fall in north Arkansas.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Chris West said one person was killed about 3:15 a.m. Thursday when a car skidded off an icy roadway near Cheyenne in western Oklahoma.
Schools were closed in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas and across the northern third of Arkansas from Fayetteville to Cave City.