A weekend of rain, hail and high winds has left its mark on Oklahoma.
More than eight inches of rain flooded parts of northeast Oklahoma, shutting down roads and overflowing the Illinois River, which peaked at 29.35 feet near Tahlequah on Sunday morning. The flooding shut down roads and damaged buildings.
— Emily Sutton (@emilyrsutton) May 1, 2017
— NWS Tulsa (@NWStulsa) May 1, 2017
— Adrian Ahtone (@AdrianAhtone) April 30, 2017
Hwy 62 bridge near Tahlequah, Oklahoma this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/saOQRNNy0o
— USGS in Oklahoma (@USGS_Oklahoma) April 30, 2017
According to the National Weather Service, winds reached up to 80 miles per hour in some parts of the state, damaging trees, property and infrastructure.
— OK Emergency Mgmt (@okem) April 30, 2017
— OK Emergency Mgmt (@okem) May 1, 2017
— KOCO-5 Oklahoma City (@koconews) April 29, 2017
Meanwhile, the panhandle saw wintry temperatures and over two feet of snow in some parts.
It is an Oklahoma Panhandle Blizzard. April 30, 2017, Boise City Oklahoma. Two feet of snow, & deeper drifts. Thanks to Kathy Brannum pic.twitter.com/mkMUFMFT9B
— Brad Sowder (@KOCOBrad) April 30, 2017
At one point on Sunday, 12,000 Oklahoma Gas and Electric customers lost power.
Latest update. pic.twitter.com/tT0ongmdH7
— OG&E (@OGandE) April 30, 2017
As of Monday at 4:23 p.m., 3,500 OG&E customers were still without power, almost 2,800 of them in Oklahoma City. The company announced that most would see service restored by the end of the day, but some might have to wait until Tuesday.
This is the most non-tornado damage we’ve seen in years. At last count, the storm took out 325 poles,182 crossarms & 32 transformers. #okwx
— OG&E (@OGandE) May 1, 2017
The National Weather Service forecasts more rain on Tuesday night after 7 p.m., with higher thunderstorm chances in the north of the state.
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