City of Pawhuska gets power back on

Friday, February 20th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Pawhuska-AP) -- Power and telephone service to Pawhuska residents was knocked out for nearly five hours Thursday afternoon after strong winds turned over a tanker truck carrying oil.

Gene Duncan with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the truck left Oklahoma Highway 99 eight miles north of Pawhuska and hit a main feeder power line.

Winds of 35 miles-per-hour toppled the tanker truck. Some of the oil inside spilled, causing a grass fire that spread over eight square miles.

Pawhuska Fire Chief Paddy Metcalf says truck driver Fred Stone suffered small lacerations. Stone was taken to Pawhuska Hospital and later transferred to Tulsa.

No homes were destroyed.