State of Emergency After Foot of Snow in Northwestern Oklahoma
At least one person has died as a winter storm dumped nearly a foot of snow in northwestern Oklahoma.
The storm brought white-out conditions to highways in the northwest part of the state, forcing the highway patrol Troopers say drifts have left some drivers stranded in their vehicles.
One person died when a roof collapsed in Woodward on Monday;
Because of the winter storm, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb has declared a state of emergency for 56 Oklahoma counties.
That state of emergency covers several counties in our viewing area, including Tulsa, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Rogers, Wagoner and Washington.
Lamb issued the declaration early Monday afternoon at the request of Gov. Mary Fallin, who is in Washington for a meeting of the National Governors Association. The counties included in the emergency declaration stretch across western, central and northern Oklahoma.
The declaration allows state agencies to make emergency disaster relief purchases and is a necessary first step toward seeking federal assistance, if necessary.
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