Power was knocked out in many parts of Purcell including the downtown area and numerous housing additions Tuesday about 9:40 a.m.

Power was out at Lexington until at least 7 p.m. when crews were going to start turning on customers, city manager Deana Allen reported.

Power was restored at 11:30 a.m. thanks to diligent and heroic work by the City of Purcell electric crews.

The lights went out again about 30 minutes later totaling 1 1/2 hours for the morning.

The outage, coupled with the inclement weather, brought area businesses to a near halt in many areas.

There were also reports of spotty outages in both Wayne and Washington.

Power was knocked out in many portions of the metro area with as many as up to 200,000 without power.

First responders, especially the Purcell Fire Department, answered call after call about trees on fire due to low hanging branches as freezing rain coated the area.

They also answered a house fire call late Tuesday morning on the west edge of Purcell.

The freezing rain fell overnight and all day Tuesday weighing down tree limbs, many of which had been snapped.

Temperatures hovered around 31 degrees for most of the day.

Another 1.5” was recorded Tuesday bringing the total for the year here to 47.15” for the year.

The weather system brought heavy snow to the northwest portion of the state and sleet, rain and freezing rain to other parts.

Oklahoma City has recorded 32.49” of moisture this year. The normal year-to-date total is 32.18”.

Additional winter weather was predicted Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

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