Okla. readies for another round of wintry weather

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma emergency management and road officials say they're ready as a second round of wintry weather moves into the state.

The first wave Wednesday morning produced snow and ice and is blamed for a traffic fatality near Alex. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Cody Alexander died when his pickup truck skidded on the slush into oncoming traffic where he was hit by another truck.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell in Tulsa says there were numerous accidents in northeastern Oklahoma as drivers lost control on slushy roads. She says O-DOT will apply salt and sand to the roads as the expected snow, sleet and rain moves across the state Wednesday night.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain says the agency is on standby for any area needing help.

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