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Freezing rain can wreak havoc on power lines

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LAWTON, Okla._

Freezing rain can wreak havoc on power lines, but despite the wintry mix that fell Thursday, PSO's Tim Hushbeck said power outages across within the region were minimal.

Freezing rain can cause power lines to freeze over, but Thursday Comanche County saw area's  mostly sleet.

Hushbeck said their biggest concern was possible outages caused by drivers sliding off the road and hitting power poles.

He said in the event power outages are widespread, regional crews were standing by to assist locally. Crews are also on standby everywhere from Texas and Arkansas and all the way to Louisiana and New Mexico.

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