As a blizzard swept through Oklahoma in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Oklahoma City stations were there to greet it.
KWTV was the first to begin its local news coverage. The CBS-affiliate began at 3:50 a.m., 40 minutes earlier than its regular start time.
NBC-affiliate KFOR was the only station not to make an early start, opening its newscast at the the regularly scheduled time of 4:30 a.m.
KWTV meteorologist Jed Castles broke in at 3:50 a.m. with a live weather update, saying, “We are fully staffed and ready to go as this blizzard moves in here this morning.” Castles provided weather coverage throughout the morning along with Michael Armstrong and chief meteorologist Gary England.
All stations used a mix of live video and over-the-phone reporting as reporters had to overcome horizontal winds and heavy snowfall to maintain their live feed.
KWTV, KFOR, and KOCO preempted the network morning shows while Fox-affiliate KOKH extended its newscast through the morning.
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