Gov. Fallin declares state of emergency for all 77 counties due to predicted winter storm

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties ahead of the winter storm predicted for the state.

The storm is expected to bring snow, ice and freezing rain to various parts of the state throughout the weekend. State leaders worry that could bring dangerous road conditions and power outages. The state of emergency declaration will allow state agencies to make emergency purchases related to disaster relief and preparedness.

It could also lead to federal assistance in the future if necessary.

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