Oklahoma recovering from ice storm

Thursday, January 6th 2005, 6:23 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Department of Emergency Management says parts of Oklahoma are still feeling the effects of ice storms that crossed the state Tuesday and Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Michelann Ooten says the department is evaluating request for financial help from the cities of Woodward and Mooreland.

Ooten says about 2,500 residents in northwestern Oklahoma were still without electricity about noon Thursday in Alva, Avard, Capron, Dacoma, Wakita and Woodward.

Ooten says an electric crew member was treated and released Tuesday night for a slight injury in Blaine County and an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper suffered minor injuries when a car hit his patrol car on a bridge in Oklahoma City.

Police say the weather contributed to at least nine traffic fatalities in the state.