Power slowly returns after ice storm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lights came back on for some lucky people Wednesday as utility crews struggled to repair power lines snapped by the ice storm that had blacked out as much as a million homes and businesses across the nation’s midsection.
Repair crews and homeowners still faced a mixture of snow, sleet and light rain that fell across parts of north Texas and central Oklahoma during the morning.
“It will still be cold and nasty outside and may slow efforts to restore power and remove tree limbs and such,” said Patrick Burke, a weather service meteorologist in Norman, Okla.
Sunshine was possible in hard-hit Oklahoma during the afternoon and temperatures could reach the 40s Thursday, the weather service said. By late Friday, however, another storm could bring 2 to 4 inches of snow to parts of the region.
It has awful this week in the Midwest. Sometimes I wish for a big snow blowout, instead of ice and fog…