Cold grips Oklahoma as snow falls

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Frigid temperatures and biting winds closed businesses early and deterred locals from venturing out, but they couldn't stop Mona Todd from heading downtown to watch the Thunder play.

"Just suck it up, and do it," she said with a laugh when asked how she handled the cold. "Dress warm, and layer up, and take it off inside, and have fun and enjoy the day."

Traffic flowed relatively smoothly all day - a far cry from Thursday's freezing rain, which brought more than 100 wrecks during the evening commute.

Meanwhile, local shelters prepared to take in those who had no place else to go.

The City Rescue Mission added 300 mats at its facilities, in addition to more than 600 beds it provides for the homeless.

The shelter would not turn people away, offering a warm meal to those who showed up.

Outside, husband and wife Kenton and Anna opened a small trailer, handing out clothing to those who needed it most.

"God put it in our hearts, and here we are," Anna said.

The couple, who are from Lindsay, spent the day distributing donations at locations throughout the city, offering jackets, shoes, socks and sweatpants to anyone who asked.

They plan to make regular appearances to help the homeless in Oklahoma City and are encouraging donations on their Facebook page.

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