PHOTOS: Ice Storm Encases Areas From Texas to Iowa

By By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist.
December 02, 2015, 8:39:09 AM EST

The first widespread ice storm of the season slammed parts of the southern and central Plains over the weekend.

Major roadways were slick and ice-covered, creating dangerous travel.

The storm also caused several fatalities in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas dating back to Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

Ice Storm in Oklahoma Causes Widespread Power Outages


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The ice storm has been responsible for cutting the power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses, mainly in Oklahoma. On Saturday, Nov. 28, Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported that 83,000 customers were without power.

This number dropped to closer to 70,000 on Sunday afternoon with crews hard at work to restore power across the region.

According to Westar Energy, 10,000 customers were without power on Sunday, Nov. 29, in eastern Kansas.


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This video was taken in El Reno, Okla., one of the hardest hit areas by the ice storm.

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Content contributed by AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Lada.

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