Winter Storm Causes Damage Across Oklahoma


Monday, December 28th 2015, 5:35 am
By: News 9


Another round of winter storm brought snow, sleet, and strong winds to Oklahoma, causing damage across the state.

Downed power lines and power poles are reported across the Oklahoma City metro, and more than 40,000 OG&E customers are without power as of early Monday morning.

The southbound lanes of the Kilpatrick Turnpike at the Morgan Road exit were shut down briefly due to downed power lines across the roadways. The lanes have reopened. 

Power lines are down near S.W. 44th and Mustang Road, and a pickup truck became tangled in the power lines, News 9's Dana Hertneky reported. 

Power lines are also down at 50th and Morgan Road. 

According to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, Lake Hefner Parkway is closed in both directions between Britton and NW. Expressway due to downed power lines. A vehicle became tangled the downed power line just north of Britton in the northbound lanes. One person was inside that vehicle. Authorities have freed that vehicle. No one was injured. 

One of Oklahoma City's newest entertainment attractions, TopGolf, sustained damage to its poles and nets during the storm. Several poles snapped in two. The venue had to close at 1 p.m. Sunday. 

The company posted on its Facebook page that its OKC location will be closed temporarily for repairs. 

Stay with News 9 and News9.com for updates. 

The southbound lanes of the Kilpatrick Turnpike at the Morgan Road exit were shut down briefly due to downed power lines across the roadways. The lanes have reopened. 

Power lines are down near S.W. 44th and Mustang Road, and a pickup truck became tangled in the power lines, News 9's Dana Hertneky reported. 

Power lines are also down at 50th and Morgan Road. 

Power lines down at 50th and Morgan Road. Road blocked in both directions. Lots of power outages in this area. pic.twitter.com/idKtaMloqn

— Dana Hertneky (@DanaHertneky) December 28, 2015

According to the Oklahoma City Fire Department, Lake Hefner Parkway is closed in both directions between Britton and NW. Expressway due to downed power lines. A vehicle became tangled the downed power line just north of Britton in the northbound lanes. One person was inside that vehicle. Authorities have freed that vehicle. No one was injured. 

One of Oklahoma City's newest entertainment attractions, TopGolf, sustained damage to its poles and nets during the storm. Several poles snapped in two. The venue had to close at 1 p.m. Sunday. 

The company posted on its Facebook page that its OKC location will be closed temporarily for repairs. 

Stay with News 9 and News9.com for updates. 

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Another round of winter storm brought snow, sleet, and strong winds to Oklahoma, causing damage across the state. 

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