WCEM: Storm winds cause semi-truck rollovers

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - A storm that tore through northeastern Oklahoma Tuesday night brought with it winds that in cases flipped semi-trucks and ripped apart sheds, said officials.

According to Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox, winds laid on their sides two semi-trucks on U.S. Highway 75 — one north of Dewey near 1300 Road and one just south of Bartlesville near the Richardson Ranch.

Gusts also flipped a truck on U.S. Highway 60 near the Washington/Nowata County line. These winds, he said, were of speeds as high as 70 miles per hour.

Cox said most of the structure damage caused by the winds occurred just north of Dewey to outbuildings and sheds.

The largest hail recorded in Washington County was nickel-sized and fell in the Dewey and Copan areas.

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