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Track Hoe Tangled In Power Lines Causes Yukon Power Outage

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At about 1:30 a.m., troopers shut down a portion of I-40 westbound just east of Garth Brooks Blvd in Yukon, after a track hoe became tangled in power lines above the interstate. At about 1:30 a.m., troopers shut down a portion of I-40 westbound just east of Garth Brooks Blvd in Yukon, after a track hoe became tangled in power lines above the interstate.
YUKON, Oklahoma -

More than 1,000 OG&E customers in Yukon were without power early Thursday morning, as crews cleared the scene where a track hoe became tangled in power lines on Interstate 40.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, at about 1:30 a.m., troopers shut down a portion of I-40 westbound just east of Garth Brooks Blvd. in Yukon, after a track hoe became tangled in power lines above the interstate.

It took crews about an hour to clear the area.

About 1,300 OG&E customers in the area were without power for a while. But we're told the lights are back on Thursday morning.

All lanes of I-40 are also back open.

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