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Ice storm blacks out part of Plains, glazes roads

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A growing ice storm has spread across a
large section of Oklahoma, knocking out electrical service to
hundreds of people and making roads hazardous.

The National Weather Service posted ice storm and winter storm
warnings Monday for parts of Oklahoma as well as sections of Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky and southern slices of Indiana and Illinois.

The weather service said up to an inch of ice was possible in
places.

At least one traffic death was blamed on icy roads in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry declared a state of emergency for all
77 of the state's counties, paving the way for seeking federal
assistance for ice storm damage.

Oklahoma utilities said more than 1,200 customers were blacked
out by the ice and numerous schools closed.


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