Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 9:38 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A thunderstorm packing massive lightning strikes has knocked out power to more than 4,600 homes and businesses, mostly in the Oklahoma City area.

The state's largest electric utility, OG&E, reported more than 4,500 outages early Thursday in the metro area. Most of those are in Oklahoma City, but outages also were reported in Norman, Edmond, El Reno and Forest Park.

The National Weather Service says a massive thunderstorm developed Thursday morning west of Stillwater and was slowly moving south, southwest through Oklahoma City.

Meteorologist Ty Judd says the storm should subside as temperatures warm, with daytime highs Thursday expected to be in the upper 90s and low 100s across the state.

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