- Associated Press - Monday, February 16, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A storm system that dumped sleet, freezing rain and several inches of snow on parts of Oklahoma pushed out of the state Monday, saving most of its wallop for neighboring Arkansas and other Southern states.

There were no reports of major injuries or damage. Heavier snowfall in northeast Oklahoma snarled morning traffic and led to at least nine accidents, with only one person being taken to a hospital, with non-life threatening injuries, said Kelli Bruer, spokeswoman for the Emergency Medical Services Authority.

“That’s on par with a normal Monday morning drive time,” Bruer said.

Slick roads led schools and offices to close across the state, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation discouraged unnecessary travel while crews cleared roads and highways.

Terri Angier, a spokeswoman for the state agency, said road and bridge conditions were improving, though crews in Oklahoma City and Tulsa still reported slick spots and dangerous conditions on bridges and overpasses.



Keli Cain, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said there were no reports of power outages and no requests for assistance from local emergency management officials.

“The biggest impact has been to the roadways and travelers,” Cain said.

The winter storm seemed to pack more of a punch in neighboring Arkansas, where about 27,000 customers lost power, many of them in the southwest part of the state.

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