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State of emergency extended in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KSWO) –Governor Mary Fallin has extended a state of emergency declaration for the entire state of Oklahoma.

The governor’s office says nearly 200,000 homes were still without power Monday afternoon because of freezing rain, ice and sleet that hit western and central Oklahoma. Heavy rains also caused issues in eastern Oklahoma.

The state of emergency will help get additional aid, which includes oversized vehicles used to transport utility poles. A second executive order was issued to temporarily suspend size and weight permits on oversized vehicles being used to transport materials and supplies for storm relief.

Governor Fallin’s executive order allows state agencies to make emergency purchases for disaster relief and preparedness.

The state of emergency is in place for the next 30 days.

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