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July 2, 2014

Storm knocks out power in Stephens County

DUNCAN — Stephens county experienced a power outage from about 5:37 p.m. to 6:04 p.m. Tuesday.

Ed Bettinger, PSO spokesperson, said 5,254 customers were without power during this time. For Stephens County, 1,476 customers were out of power.

This power outage was seen city wide throughout Duncan and Marlow. While the cause is unknown and seems to be thunderstorm related, Bettinger said the transmission line coming into Duncan went out during this time. After 6:04 p.m., only 1,500 customers were without power in other areas of the state.

Angelene Flurry of the Duncan Police Department said the citywide outage affected them too. They lost power for about 45 minutes.

Bruce Thoren, a meterologist from the National Weather Service in Norman, said the ending of the storm was not as strong as the beginning. Winds ranged from 40-50 mph. He said a lot of lightning would be present but rain would not be in the first storm of the series expected. Quarter size hail or larger was expected but the majority of the storm was in the eastern part of Duncan.

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