Latest winter storm spares much of Oklahoma

UNDATED-- A winter storm that forecasters predicted would blanket Oklahoma in snow today lacks serious punch and instead delivers rain across much of the state.

Western and north-central parts of the state did receive significant snowfall, including Cheyenne in Roger Mills County, which received seven inches.

But in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas, rain fell much of the day, as temperatures hovered just above freezing.

Eastern Oklahoma also received mostly rain. Freezing rain and sleet fell in some areas, but nothing as severe as the earlier storm.

Today's storm claimed at least one life, a 5-year-old Elk City boy ejected from a sport utility vehicle after the S-U-V went off a snow-covered Beckham County road.

In eastern Oklahoma, utility crews made significant progress in restoring electric power to thousands of customers.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports tonight that about 36-thousand customers in the state remained without power, down more than 26-thousand from Friday night.

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