Storms left thousands without electricity

Storms Bring Visible Damage To Tuttle, Bridge Creek; Thousands Without Power Across State


Early-morning thunderstorms sped across central Oklahoma Tuesday, leaving some homes damaged by strong winds, downed power lines and nearly 10,000 customers without power at one point.

News 9 TV reported that in Tuttle, high winds left debris strewn over parts of the town, and downed power lines in the area, resulting in power outages in Tuttle and Bridge Creek.

OG&E reported outages from the central part of the state into the Fort Smith, Arkansas region.

Outages were also reported by Public Service Company of Oklahoma, including nearly 300 in Tulsa.

The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives still had about 1,200 customers without power at mid-day. Northwestern Electric Cooperative reported more than 500 customers in Woodward County without power.

Rainfall amounts were surprising, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet.