An Overnight Thunderstorm Causes Problems Across Tulsa

Tuesday, August 15th 2006, 6:10 am
By: News On 6

An overnight thunderstorm moves across Tulsa, creating a number of problems around town. Several streets flooded overnight and thousands of people still don't have power.

Last night's storm lit up the night sky, but left thousands of customers on the ground in the dark. The lightning sometimes made for the only light drivers could see on the street.

Flood waters also caused some headaches. At the intersection of 43rd and Sheridan, the water went over the curb and stalled out two cars.

The storm also cut power to thousands of homes and businesses. The display at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino was dark and the casino closed down while the power was out. The QuikTrip at 31st and Sheridan also lost power, shutting down overnight business.

At the height of the storms, more than 13,000 customers didn't have power. PSO crews have been working all night and now, less than 1,000 customers are still without electric service.