Sudden storm collides with Tulsa County, hundreds without electricity

TULSA - PSO crews have almost finished repairs after a possible microburst blew through Tulsa around 5:30 Friday afternoon, leaving thousands without power.

PSO spokesman Stan Whiteford said early Saturday that about 370 customers are still without power near 81st and Lewis.  Crews expect to have the damage repaired by 10 a.m., Whiteford said.

2News Meteorologist George Flickinger says that area received the worst damage, specifically near Oral Roberts University.

More than 3,000 Tulsa County residents lost power at the storm's height, according to the PSO website .

Whiteford said around 25 to 30 broken or damaged utility poles were been reported. Numerous incidents of fallen trees and stalled vehicles have also come in.

A Sonic restaurant near 81st and Lewis Avenue was severely damaged, with its sign torn from its post. A fallen tree crushed a truck parked by the Foxfire Apartments near 71st and Riverside. The River Spirit Casino also suffered damage, deciding to close until power can be restored.

2News Chief Meteorologist Dan Threlkeld says winds topping out at 66 mph occurred this afternoon at Riverside Airport.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely to occur throughout the evening, but a quiet overnight is expected.

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