A weather phenomenon known as a microburst sent 80 mile-an-hour winds through midtown early Tuesday morning. Businesses and homeowners who live in that area are still cleaning up, including the Tulsa County fairgrounds.
News on 6 reporter Jennifer Loren says clean up efforts are going well around the Tulsa County fairgrounds.
Most areas along the Midway now have electricity. In fact, the managers of Big Splash hope they will be able to open Thursday. Crews have swept the grounds and cleaned all of the debris from the pools. The pumps that were not working Tuesday are working now. And yes, the dinosaur in the kiddie pool is back in its correct position.
But unfortunately, Bells Amusement Park does not plan to re-open in the next couple of days. They still don't have electricity and have a lot more damage. Every day they're not open they're losing a lot of money. Robby Bell: â€œYou know we're only open six months out of the year. So we make a year's worth of income in half the time and so every day is extremely critical." We'll let you know when they plan to re-open as soon as they tell us.
On the other hand, almost everything else at the fairgrounds is scheduled to go on this weekend. Some things will be moved to the Expo Center. The Flea Market is cancelled.