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February 26, 2013

Blizzard fizzles in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — You needed to visit a specific fast-food restaurant Tuesday if you wanted to get a taste of a blizzard.

Snow fell Monday night and early Tuesday morning, but totals hit just three inches in Stillwater. The heavy, wet snow did cause some downed electricity lines in Payne, Garfield, Noble and Logan counties.

According to Central Rural Electric Cooperative, approximately 1,100 customers in Payne, Noble, Logan and Garfield counties were without power Tuesday morning. As of noon Tuesday, the number of residents without power had dropped to 890.

The majority of outages occurred in Garfield, Noble and Logan counties. Only 160 customers were without power in Payne County, said CREC Communications Specialist Jeff Joiner.

Stillwater officials said there were not a significant number of electricity outages inside the city limits.

To report an outage or downed lines, call CREC at 800-375-2884 or 405-372-2884. Provide CREC with your name and the name on the account, map location number or account number and the telephone number where you can be reached.

Stillwater officials said there were not a significant number of electricity outages inside the city limits.

Stillwater city crews worked until midnight salting, sanding and plowing roads, said City Transportation Department Manager Jason Peek. Warm weather also cooperated, causing little freezing.

“The weather was definitely very kind to us compared to predictions,” Peek said.

Stillwater, Perkins, Glencoe and other area school districts canceled Tuesday classes, as did Oklahoma State University.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 39, with a northwest wind 7 to 14 mph and gusts as high as 20 mph.

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