Cleanup after storm starting to wind down

Friday, January 7th 2005, 1:20 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The state Department of Emergency Management says the cleanup following this week's ice storm is starting to wind down.

Spokeswoman Michelann Ooten says about 770 residents are still without power today, most in northwestern Oklahoma where up to 2 inches of ice caused downed trees, power lines and power poles.

Northwestern Electric Cooperative has about 450 customers without electricity in Arnett, Curtis, Fargo, Quinlan, Mooreland and Woodward. Alfalfa Electric reports about 50 customers without power in Cherokee

Oklahoma Gas and Electric has about 270 power outages in north Oklahoma City and in Alva.

Ooten says Emergency Management officials are still reviewing requests for financial assistance from officials in Woodward and Mooreland.

Several schools remain closed today after the storm, which is believed to have contributed to the deaths of at least nine people in auto accidents across the state.