Storm cleanup continues across much of Oklahoma Wednesday morning after another round of severe weather moved across the state yesterday evening and overnight leaving thousands of people in the dark.
The storms rolled in to the Tulsa area around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and it created quite a light show. News On 6 SKYCAM network captured a number of lightening images as the storm came through. While there was a lot of cloud to ground lightning, there was no serious damage reported.
With those storms came heavy rain. High water was familiar site across Tulsa. For example, at 44th and Sheridan, rain quickly covered the road with high water. A couple of cars stalled, but no one was hurt. Standing water caused a number of accidents. Several drivers lost control at U.S. Highway 169 and the Broken Arrow Expressway overnight.
Arcing power lines occurred in the area of 15th and Lewis in Tulsa overnight. PSO reported more than 11,000 customers lost power at the height of the storm in the Tulsa area; most of those affected have had their electricity restored. OG&E says more than 12,000 of their customers lost power overnight as well.
In addition, News On 6 WARN units captured pictures of a tornado before dark. The tornado was spotted west of Enid in north central Oklahoma. There are no reports of damage or injuries.
Closer to eastern Oklahoma, Osage County authorities say there were several roads closed overnight because of high water, but most of those roads have reopened by Wednesday morning.