Oklahoma storms topple trucks

| Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma early Tuesday overturned tractor-trailers and knocked down power lines, according to an online story from The Oklahoman. Traffic was diverted off I-35 near Oklahoma City for a short time because of debris.

A truckdriver received cuts when high winds blew through Kay County shortly after midnight Tuesday and toppled three semis onto their sides. Wind gusts were reported between 65 and 80 mph at the time.

Traffic was diverted off northbound I-35 in Kay County onto the shoulder because the trucks blocked both lanes. There were no other reports of damage or injury.

About 10,000 Oklahoma Gas & Electric customers were without electricity early Tuesday, many of them in Edmond and north Oklahoma City. Power lines also were blown down around Kay and Garfield counties.

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