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Heavy snow prompts highway closures in Oklahoma Panhandle

Posted at 4:56 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 17:56:48-05

GUYMON, Okla. (AP) -- Heavy snow is prompting highway closures and traffic problems in the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Texas County Emergency Management Director Harold Tyson says portions of two major highways were shut down Thursday after 6 to 8 inches of snow fell in the area. He says several tractor-trailers jackknifed along Highway 54, causing traffic to back up for miles near Guymon.

Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday authorized non-essential state employees in Cimarron and Texas counties to stay home from work.

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