More than a dozen dead as wintry storm lingers over North Texas

DALLAS –  A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma.

The band of storms that has been moving through parts of the Plains and the Midwest since Thursday has been blamed for at least 14 deaths, including eight in Texas and six in Kansas.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said roads in the Panhandle remained slick after the slow-moving storm dropped ice and freezing rain in the region. Utilities in Oklahoma said the ice storms helped cut power to more than 71,000 as of Sunday afternoon.

In parts of North Texas and Arkansas, the concern was flooding, with flood watches and warnings in effect through Sunday evening.

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