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More than 47,000 still without electricity after ice storm hits Oklahoma, utilities report


OKLAHOMA CITY — About 47,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity after an ice storm hit Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric reports nearly 46,000 outages, with more than 22,000 in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City suburbs of Bethany, El Reno, The Village and Yukon had a total of about 11,000 outages while Enid in northern Oklahoma had about 4,200.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma reported just more than 1,100 outages in southwestern Oklahoma, with more than 1,000 of those in Caddo County.

Gov. Mary Fallin issued a disaster declaration for all 77 Oklahoma counties on Sunday, which will allow state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness. The declaration also allows oversized vehicles, such as those transporting utility poles, to drive into affected areas.

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