Oklahoma Panhandle Gets Snow, Slickened Roadways

May 2, 2013

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GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — May came in with a chill in the Oklahoma Panhandle, where snow accumulated overnight and left bridges and overpasses slick.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said Thursday morning that crews were salting bridges and overpasses to address the light snow accumulation.

Wintery mix is forecast elsewhere in northern and western Oklahoma on Thursday, and a freeze watch is in effect for much of the state. And, yes, forecasters say that's unusual for early May.

Highway officials say there were also reports of slick surface roads in the Panhandle, with the wintery weather moving east.

The National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas, says modest snowfall is expected in the eastern Panhandle through 10 a.m.

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