- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A winter storm that pushed into the Southern Plains dropped several inches of snow on parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas, snarled traffic and closed schools and government offices.

Friday’s storm dumped between 2 to 3 inches of snow across Oklahoma and Arkansas. Some areas, such as the Oklahoma Panhandle, saw higher accumulations. The eastern Oklahoma town of Oktaha recorded 5 inches.

Transportation officials in both states cautioned motorists to be aware of slick spots as crews treated highways and bridges.

The National Weather Service says frigid temperatures are in store for both states Friday night, with lows plummeting into single digits.

The wintry precipitation is part of a larger storm system that’s expected to intensify as it moves east. Winter storm warnings are in effect for several Southeastern states.

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