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Monday night storms slam water treatment plant, some Midtown residents lose power

Staff Report Story by on August 8, 2011 . Click on author name to view all articles by this author. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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As the sun set on Monday evening, August 8, severe storms slammed north and west Oklahoma City.

City officials contacted The City Sentinel to report that this evening’s storm caused a power outage at the Hefner Water Treatment Plant and pump station. OG&E is on the way to transfer the plant to backup power supply.

In the meantime, customers in far northwest Oklahoma City may experience low to no water pressure. Crews will work as quickly as possible to restore power and water service.

There are widespread initial reports of water and wind damage, and downed power lines, mostly in far north Oklahoma City and south of Edmond, but some in the Midtown area.

Eyewitnesses have told The City Sentinel there was loss of electrical power to some homes in the Crown Heights area and immediately north of there, up to at least N.W. 50th Street.

Other news reports indicate roughly 35,000 OG&E customers are without power in the state of Oklahoma. Most are in Warr Acres or Enid; but the electrical utility said about 4600 are in north Oklahoma City.

— compiled by Senior Editor Patrick B. McGuigan

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