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As storm moves out, SW Okla. ranchers 'fortunate

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Some ranchers in the southwest part of Oklahoma say they're fortunate to have weathered a winter storm that brought more snow than ice.

The storm that dropped sleet, ice and snow on much of the state Thursday began to move out of Oklahoma early Friday.

Rancher Joe Kelly says he woke up Friday to about 4 inches of snow and called the accumulation ``wonderful'' for the roughly 3,000 acres of wheat and cotton he farms near Altus.

Wheat farmer David Gammill, who farms 1,000 acres near Grandfield, says farmers here could have had things a lot worse, based on the early forecasts.

Most of the ice and sleet problems have occurred in far southeastern parts of the state, where utilities reported thousands of homes and businesses without power early Friday.

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