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 more than 71,000 homes and business were without power as of Sunday afternoon because of the ice storms.
In parts of North Texas and Arkansas, the concern was flooding, with flood watches and warnings in effect through Sunday evening.
A 70-year-old woman whose car was swept away in Fort Worth on Friday remained missing Sunday. Authorities had planned to send in divers to search for her, but rushing waters made recovery efforts too dangerous and difficult, Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Kyle Clay said.
In Texas, the areas of most concern sat near the swollen Trinity and Brazos Rivers. Most of the rain was expected to taper off by Sunday night, but there remained a chance for showers into Monday, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said.