Freeze Line Is Moving East

Apr 10, 2013

Areas west of the blue line are below freezing.
Credit Oklahoma Mesonet

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A strong storm has brought a wintry mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and light snow to Oklahoma and resulted in at least one fatal traffic accident.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsy Randolph said Wednesday morning that one man was killed when his car skidded off the rain-slickened Turner Turnpike and crashed into a tree shortly before midnight.

Several accidents are reported and the OHP says roads in the western one-third of the state and into the Panhandle are slick as precipitation continued to fall and temperatures ranged from the lower 20s to just above freezing.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported about 2,700 power outages in far western Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 1 p.m. for the northwestern half of the state.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.