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Gov. Fallin issues state of emergency for approaching winter weather

Posted: 12:49 PM, Dec 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-06 18:53:03Z

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday issued a state of emergency for the entire state for winter storms expected to hit this weekend.

Winter storms, snow, ice and freezing rain are expected to impact different parts of the state throughout the weekend.

The state of emergency was issued to allow crews to prepare for possible dangerous road conditions and power outages. The order allows agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness.

A Winter Storm Watch is currently in effect for the Tulsa area through Sunday. Two to six inches of snow are possible.

Watch the latest 2 Works for You weather forecast here.

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