OKLAHOMA CITY – Another powerful blizzard howled through the nation’s midsection Wednesday, piling up to 2 feet of new snow on parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas still struggling to clean up from last week’s epic storm.
The blowing snow brought traffic to a halt, and the National Guard was summoned to rescue stranded motorists. Subzero wind chills forced ranchers to work desperately to protect their herds.
As the storm barreled out of the Plains, it took aim at the Deep South, which was expected to get up to 5 inches of snow. At least two traffic deaths were blamed on the system.
The heaviest snow was concentrated in the northeast corner of the state, where the towns of Colcord and Spavinaw got 22 and 23 inches, respectively.
The fresh snow was especially troublesome in Tulsa, where many roads still were impassable from last week’s record 14-inch snowfall.
Mail, bus and trash service were only recently restored.