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February 25, 2013

Storm severity unknown

DUNCAN — Many parts of Oklahoma have been issued warnings for the blizzard, which went into effect Sunday night and will continue through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

It is not known how severe it will impact Stephens and Jefferson County, and many people are playing it by ear, but at the same time, taking precautions. Several people visited local grocery stores throughout the county to stock up on supplies.

By 9 p.m. the storm system began impacting Oklahoma, with a path of direction aimed at Stephens County and neighboring counties to the west. Warnings were issued for thunderstorms and winds of up to 70 miles per hour. This system is expected to turn into a blizzard as today continues.

As of Sunday evening, it appeared that local events were planned to go on as scheduled, including the Stephens County Junior Livestock Show, the Duncan High School Talent Show and a Duncan City Council meeting. Should those cancel or postpone, The Banner will post updates on its website and Facebook page.

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