The Woodward News

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February 25, 2013

Winter weather leads to local fatality



Power outages have also been reported in some areas, though power problems are worse the farther east you go. A good part of Enid, including downtown, was without power overnight and was in the process of being restored Tuesday.

Lehenbauer said that around 1,500 customers in Woodward and surrounding counties remained without power on Tuesday afternoon.

"I know OG&E and Northwestern Electric crews are making every effort to get the power restored to those areas by tonight (Tuesday), but it's difficult because many of the areas are just inaccessible," he said.  "So that's where our priority for road clearing is, to try and get electric crews into those areas."

But like the road situation, Lehenbauer said he didn't expect power to be fully restored for most areas until sometime today.

"Power will come back on a little at a time as we are able to help crews get into the affected areas," he said.

Schools were all closed once again on Tuesday, but during the afternoon Northwestern Oklahoma State University said it would hold classes Wednesday. The university said if students did not feel like they could travel safely to classes, then stay home and notify their instructors via email or Blackboard. Late note: Due to some water issues in Alva, Northwestern on Wednesday morning canceled classes at all 3 of its campuses.

Woodward, Fort Supply, Sharon-Mutual and Mooreland schools all remain closed for Wednesday as do most of the schools in several surrounding counties.

Boiling Springs State Park also announced the following on Tuesday: "The roads at Boiling Springs State Park are impassible. We know it is a great place to come sledding and beautiful scenery during snowy days, but we ask that you not come out at this time. It is not safe. Once the county is able to clear the roads of snow, we will work to clear fallen tree limbs. Because of the amount of ice and snow, there may still be limbs that could fall. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope to have the park back open as soon as possible. Please share this information with your friends. Thank you, The Staff of Boiling Springs State Park"

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