Oklahoma governor declares state of emergency after storms hit state

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LUBBOCK, TEXAS - DECEMBER 27: A highway worker tries to shield himself while walking to his truck on December 27, 2015 in Lubbock, Texas. Coming on the heels of several strong tornadoes, some northern parts of Texas are experiencing blizzard conditions with wind gusts up to 50 mph and as much as 13 inches of snow forecast. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)
NEDERLAND, CO - DECEMBER 15: Steve Hauser plows snow in the Caribou Shopping Center in Nederland, Colorado on December 15, 2015. Snow is expected to continue throughout the day. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
NEDERLAND, CO - DECEMBER 15: A yellow lab waits patiently in his owner's snowy old truck along East 1st Street in Nederland, Colorado on December 15, 2015. Snow is expected to continue throughout the day. The dog looked warm and didn't wait long in the car as his owner returned shortly after an errand in the town. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DEC. 15: Anna Renton, 7, right, relaxes while neighbor Graham Langner, 7, has a snow fight with his nanny, Ashely Kish.The Denver metro area received more snow than expected overnight, closing schools across the city with some areas measuring a foot of snow by the early morning. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
LAKEWOOD, CO - DECEMBER 15: Crut Liles clears snow from his walkways outside his home in Lakewood, December, 15, 2015. Many schools in the area are closed due to the snow storm. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DEC. 15: A CDOT crew runs their plow truck southbound on Colorado Blvd. near E. 13th Ave. in Denver. The Denver metro area received more snow than expected overnight, closing schools across the city with some areas measuring a foot of snow by the early morning. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Al Frelk walks his dog, Shiba, 10, in Lords Park in Elgin, Ill., on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Asked about the snow, Frelk said, 'It's beautiful, but can be tough to drive in. Though Shiba has been waiting 9 months for this.' The first winter storm of the season dropped more than 10 inches of snow at numerous Chicagoland locations. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17: Snow hit the Denver metro area having an impact on air travel at Denver International Airport. They were clearing out from the snow on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Raul Hernandez shovels snow in the economy lot. Hernandez and his crew had worked all night to clear snow. (Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
LAKEWOOD, CO - NOVEMBER 11: Brandon Nelli, a student at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, shovels snow during a Veteran's Day snow storm the moved into the area overnight, November, 11, 2015. Lakewood got almost 3 inches in some areas form the storm. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 11: A blanket of white snow covers Fort Logan National Cemetery during a Veteran's Day snow storm the moved into the area overnight, November, 11, 2015. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
MONUMENT, CO. - November 17: Bob Swift clearing his driveway of a deep drift of snow in Monument, CO. November 17, 2015 Monument, CO (Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
An above-average amount of snow covers a small cabin near where the first snow survey of winter conducted by the California Department of Water Resources in Phillips, California December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Fred Greaves
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The U.S. Capitol dome can be seen behind piles of snow removed from parking areas and walkways around the Capitol grounds in Washington January 26, 2016. The snowbound Washington area was resuming partial business on Tuesday as trains and buses restarted near-normal service, while federal offices remained closed following a massive blizzard that hammered the U.S. East Coast. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Floodwaters cover Green Avenue after a winter storm in Manasquan, New Jersey, January 24, 2016. A morning high tide surge of 2 feet followed snowfall of about 2 feet in the first major storm of the season. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2016/02/15: Snow is once again falling across Washington, D.C on Monday, 15 February 2016. The bitter cold was replaced by snow, sleet and rain Monday in the mid-Atlantic states and the South, but many residents were able to hunker down at home with federal offices and many businesses closed for Washington's Birthday. (Photo by Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A barn painted with the U.S. flag is seen in the snow covered field in Kanawha, Iowa, United States, January 16, 2016. Iowa will be the first state to hold its primary, with both Democratic and Republican events being held February 1, 2016. Picture taken January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
Police officers gather outside the Montgomery County Courthouse, where actor and comedian Bill Cosby will arrive for a preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges, in Norristown, Pennsylvania February 2, 2016. Cosby has been charged with the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand, a former women's basketball team manager at Temple University in Philadelphia, Cosby's alma mater. REUTERS/Mark Makela REUTERS/Mark Makela
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TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) -- Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in Oklahoma after storms over the weekend caused floods, coated roads with ice and left about 60,000 customers without power on Monday.

The declaration issued on Sunday covers all 77 counties, remains in effect for 30 days and allows state agencies to make purchases for disaster relief and preparedness. It is also the first step for the state to seek federal aid.

Between Thursday and Sunday, parts of the state were encrusted with up to an inch of ice, which downed power lines and prompted the closure of slick roadways.

Nearly 10 inches (25 cm) of rain fell across parts of southeastern Oklahoma over a four-day window. As of late Sunday, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation closed two state highways due to flash flooding.

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EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: A 50 foot tall tree covers the front yard of a house after it broke in half due to ice an ice storm on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: An electric company employee tries to trim ice covered tree limbs away from power lines on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: An ice covered 50 foot tall tree broke in half and fell after it was covered with ice from a storm on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: Ice hangs from a two inch guard rail on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: An electric company employee tries to clear ice covered limbs from power lines on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: Lance Phillips and Rob Schultheis remove an ice covered tree from a yard after it fell to the ground during an ice storm on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice condition have left thousands without power and are being for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: Ice coats an out door piece of art on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: An ice covered tree bends towards the ground on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: An electric company employee trims ice covered limbs away from power lines on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: Thick ice coats a tree after an ice storm on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: A truck makes its way around a downed ice covered tree limb covering much of the roadway on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
EDMOND, OK - NOVEMBER 28: Ice covers a tree limb on November 28, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. Heavy rain and ice conditions have left thousands without power and are being blamed for at least three deaths (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
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According to Oklahoma Gas and Electric, the state's largest utility provider, more than 58,000 customers statewide were without power as of 8 a.m. local time on Monday, mostly in central and northwestern Oklahoma.

The state's second-largest provider, American Electric Power-Public Service of Oklahoma, reported an additional 1,700 customers in southwestern Oklahoma without electricity Monday morning.

The storm system brought torrential rain, heavy ice and snow to several central U.S. states and caused at least four deaths in Texas.

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