Tornado Causes Damage Near Grove

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 9:11 pm
By: News 9

News 9

GROVE, Oklahoma -- A tornado touched down near Grove Sunday, uprooting trees and causing damage to a few homes in the area.

U.S. Highway 59 was shut down at Highway 127 north of Jay due to downed power lines and a natural gas leak. There are many reports of downed power lines but so far no reports of injuries.

Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative said the storm has caused significant outages to Grove, Cleora, Colcord, Turkey Ford and White Water substations.

Almost 9,500 people were without power at 9 p.m., about 25 percent of the cooperative's membership. They have called in all crews to assess the damage and proceed with repairs.

Members are advised to watch out for and stay clear of downed power lines. Call 1-800-256-6405 to report an outage.