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Downed Power Lines Force Evacuations At NW OKC Neighborhood

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The strong storms that came through the metro left behind quite a bit of damage. They even forced some evacuations in one neighborhood in Northwest Oklahoma City.

A power pole fell, knocking out power to the entire Still Meadow subdivision, forcing the evacuation of around 27 people.

Dozens forced to wait outside of the subdivision while firefighters, officers and OGE accessed the situation.

Less than a mile away, live lines blocked cars streets. Officials scrambled to keep people back, many homeowners and drivers frustrated as they waited for answers.

8/7/2012 Related Story: Power Poles Down In OKC, Residents Evacuated

"More people you have in there, the more people want to see what's going on and they get too close to the area and I wasn't going to risk these people's lives," said Chief Steve Lunry, Oklahoma City Fire Department.

OG&E said these residents won't have power for another 24 to 48 hours. Meanwhile, despite 27 homes being damaged no one was hurt.

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