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Another wave of winter weather is bringing more snow to Oklahoma Tuesday into Wednesday, as Oklahomans continue to cope with frigid temperatures and slick road conditions.OG&E and other utility companies implemented controlled rolling power outages to customers statewide as the Southwest Power Pool declared an Energy Emergency Level 3. As of 12:15 p.m., SPP lowered the alert to Level 1. OG&E confirmed that they have paused controlled power outages. KOCO 5 will bring you the latest updates regarding the approaching winter weather and power outage situation. Keep refreshing this story for updates:5:50 p.m. Update: KOCO 5 is closely monitoring road conditions, with crews stationed around the metro.Reporter Perris Jones was in Edmond. Watch the video player below for his full report.Reporter Dillon Richards was in Oklahoma City. Watch the video player below for his full report.5:10 p.m. Update: Field Meteorologist Michael Armstrong reports that snow is falling in the Norman area and road conditions are deteriorating quickly.>> First Alert Ride Along: Watch KOCO 5 Storm Chasers track the snow live4:53 p.m. Update: Gov. Kevin Stitt spoke by phone Tuesday afternoon with President Joe Biden regarding the winter storm that has brought heavy snow and historically cold temperatures to Oklahoma. 4:10 p.m. Update: According to OG&E, as of 3:45 p.m., OG&E is reporting fewer than 6,500 customers without power as a result of weather-related outages. OG&E has more than 1,000 restoration personnel working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, officials said. At this time, the Southwest Power Pool notified OG&E that temporary service interruptions are not required, which means the service interruptions have been paused for the time being. While the SPP has not yet indicated that short-term service interruptions will resume, OG&E customers are urged to be prepared. Given the fluidity of the situation, OG&E officials said they may not be able to communicate all interruptions prior to their start time. Because of this, they are encouraging customers to prepare for the possibility of controlled service interruptions for one to two hours as these conditions continue.Officials said this will likely continue to be the case over the next few days because of the continued cold weather across the region and the demand for natural gas.3:30 p.m. Update: Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane says the next wave of snow is now moving into western Oklahoma. Watch Damon’s latest timeline in the video player above. 2:08 p.m. Update: The Commissioner of Public Safety has announced that due to inclement weather, state agencies may temporarily reduce non-essential services beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and ending at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday for all 77 counties.1:50 p.m. Update: Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane says widespread 3″-6″ of snow will move in this afternoon and end tomorrow morning. However, a few zones will see the chance for a little more snow. Specifically from Elk City-Clinton-Kingfisher-Enid-Stillwater and then another band from Duncan-Pauls Valley-Shawnee where the chance for up to 7″ is possible. No matter what, snow on top of snow will lead to dangerous conditions this evening. If you must go out, be home by 7 p.m. tonight. Roads will be dangerous tonight and tomorrow morning.1:45 p.m. Update: OG&E officials said during a news conference that while controlled power outages have been paused, for now, Oklahomans are urged to continue to conserve electricity and that additional controlled rolling power outages are “very likely,” due to the approaching winter storm and continued frigid temperatures. ONG officials also said that the demand for natural gas continues to outpace supply. Oklahomans are urged to minimize the amount of natural gas they use to help with supply and demand. Watch the news conference update below:Be sure to download the KOCO 5 App to receive customized weather alerts. You can watch our team coverage on the app, too.>> Check Live, Interactive Radar>> Check church closings>> Watch KOCO 5 Coverage>> Download the KOCO 5 App on iPhone>> Download the KOCO 5 App on Android>> “Like” KOCO 5 on Facebook>> “Follow” KOCO 5 on Twitter

Another wave of winter weather is bringing more snow to Oklahoma Tuesday into Wednesday, as Oklahomans continue to cope with frigid temperatures and slick road conditions.

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OG&E and other utility companies implemented controlled rolling power outages to customers statewide as the Southwest Power Pool declared an Energy Emergency Level 3. As of 12:15 p.m., SPP lowered the alert to Level 1. OG&E confirmed that they have paused controlled power outages.

KOCO 5 will bring you the latest updates regarding the approaching winter weather and power outage situation. Keep refreshing this story for updates:

5:50 p.m. Update: KOCO 5 is closely monitoring road conditions, with crews stationed around the metro.

Reporter Perris Jones was in Edmond. Watch the video player below for his full report.

Reporter Dillon Richards was in Oklahoma City. Watch the video player below for his full report.

5:10 p.m. Update: Field Meteorologist Michael Armstrong reports that snow is falling in the Norman area and road conditions are deteriorating quickly.

>> First Alert Ride Along: Watch KOCO 5 Storm Chasers track the snow live

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4:53 p.m. Update: Gov. Kevin Stitt spoke by phone Tuesday afternoon with President Joe Biden regarding the winter storm that has brought heavy snow and historically cold temperatures to Oklahoma.

4:10 p.m. Update: According to OG&E, as of 3:45 p.m., OG&E is reporting fewer than 6,500 customers without power as a result of weather-related outages. OG&E has more than 1,000 restoration personnel working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible, officials said. At this time, the Southwest Power Pool notified OG&E that temporary service interruptions are not required, which means the service interruptions have been paused for the time being.

While the SPP has not yet indicated that short-term service interruptions will resume, OG&E customers are urged to be prepared.

Given the fluidity of the situation, OG&E officials said they may not be able to communicate all interruptions prior to their start time. Because of this, they are encouraging customers to prepare for the possibility of controlled service interruptions for one to two hours as these conditions continue.

Officials said this will likely continue to be the case over the next few days because of the continued cold weather across the region and the demand for natural gas.

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3:30 p.m. Update: Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane says the next wave of snow is now moving into western Oklahoma. Watch Damon’s latest timeline in the video player above.

2:08 p.m. Update: The Commissioner of Public Safety has announced that due to inclement weather, state agencies may temporarily reduce non-essential services beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and ending at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday for all 77 counties.

1:50 p.m. Update: Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane says widespread 3″-6″ of snow will move in this afternoon and end tomorrow morning. However, a few zones will see the chance for a little more snow. Specifically from Elk City-Clinton-Kingfisher-Enid-Stillwater and then another band from Duncan-Pauls Valley-Shawnee where the chance for up to 7″ is possible. No matter what, snow on top of snow will lead to dangerous conditions this evening. If you must go out, be home by 7 p.m. tonight. Roads will be dangerous tonight and tomorrow morning.

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1:45 p.m. Update: OG&E officials said during a news conference that while controlled power outages have been paused, for now, Oklahomans are urged to continue to conserve electricity and that additional controlled rolling power outages are “very likely,” due to the approaching winter storm and continued frigid temperatures.

ONG officials also said that the demand for natural gas continues to outpace supply. Oklahomans are urged to minimize the amount of natural gas they use to help with supply and demand.

Watch the news conference update below:


Be sure to download the KOCO 5 App to receive customized weather alerts. You can watch our team coverage on the app, too.

>> Check Live, Interactive Radar

>> Check church closings

>> Watch KOCO 5 Coverage

>> Download the KOCO 5 App on iPhone

>> Download the KOCO 5 App on Android

>> “Like” KOCO 5 on Facebook

>> “Follow” KOCO 5 on Twitter


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