Stong winds cause power outages across Texoma

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Strong winds following Saturday's severe thunderstorms caused numerous power outages across Texoma on Sunday.

In Oklahoma, OG&E reported almost 1,000 people were without power, those outages include Ada, Ardmore, Kingston and Mannsville.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said three power poles were damaged on US Highway 77 near Marietta. A hazmat team was called to the scene to clean up liquid that spilled out of a transformer on one of the poles.

Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives reported more than 500 customers are without power in Marshall, Murray and Pontotoc Counties.

Southeastern Electric Cooperative said they had some outages in Bryan, Atoka and Johnston Counties.

Down in Texas, Oncor reported more than 1,000 customers without power in and around Sherman, including several in Denison.

Outages in Texas also included the Gainesville and Bonham areas.

Much of the power was restored by midnight on Sunday.

No restoration time was available for those still without power as of 11 p.m. on Sunday. Representatives asked for patience as they worked to fix the outages.

Elizabeth Howell of Sulphur said she has a daughter without power who might need to stay with her for the night.

"She said they have no electricity at all,” Howell said.

Also in Sulphur, a large tree split in half landing on a home at West 17th Street and Tulsa Drive.

It's unknown if anyone was injured.

"That’s scary,” Howell said. “That's really scary."

Howell said when she heard the news about the tornadoes that went through Canton, taking 5 people's lives, she was alarmed.

"That really got to me, because we have a lot of family there too, and I haven't heard a word from them,” Howell said.

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