McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

December 4, 2013

Events canceled in Okla. as winter storm nears

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — A winter storm expected to plow through Oklahoma starting Thursday has led officials to postpone high school state football championship games and cities to cancel holiday festivities across the state.

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association says the 6A state football title game between Jenks and Union has been rescheduled from Thursday in Stillwater to Dec. 12 in Tulsa and that other games will be rescheduled for next week.

The National Weather Service says rain on Thursday will switch to freezing rain in parts of the state, and that freezing rain and sleet will continue into Thursday night. Much of the precipitation is expected to become entirely snow before ending Friday.

Holiday events during the next few days have been canceled in several cities, including Moore, Edmond and Sand Springs.