Crews Work To Clear Downed Power Lines In NW OKC


Sunday, May 19th 2013, 1:40 pm
By: News 9


Emergency crews are working to clean up power lines downed by Saturday night's storms in northwest Oklahoma City.

High winds from severe storms caused power poles to crash down onto the road in between Memorial Rd. and Penn. Ave. Saturday night. Some drivers, including a police officer, were trapped in their vehicles when power lines fell on top of them.

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No injuries were reported at this time.

According to Oklahoma City police, as of 12:30  p.m. Sunday, Pennsylvania Avenue between Memorial Road and 164th Street is still shut down, due to downed power lines on the roadways.

Authorities are urging drivers to avoid the area as OG&E crews work to clear the power lines.

According to OG&E, 2,294 customers in the north side of the Oklahoma City metro area are still without power Sunday afternoon.