Winter weather causes major power outages

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say ice accumulations of a quarter to a half-inch are possible in some areas

TULSA — UPDATE: The winter weather advisory was cancelled shortly before 2pm. The ice storm warning for Osage and Pawnee counties continues until 10pm.

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The number of power outages statewide inched closer to 300,000 Tuesday morning. Most of the outages are in central and southwestern Oklahoma.

As of 11:00am Tuesday, there were close to 9,000 PSO customers without power.

FOX23 and KRMG Chief Meteorologist James Aydelott says we’ll climb well above freezing by Wednesday.

Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Okmulgee and Wagoner counties are under a winter weather advisory until 7pm.

Osage, Pawnee, Creek and Washington counties are under an ice storm warning until 7pm.

By the weekend, the temperature will be in the 60s with a lot of sunshine.

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