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High winds causing outages as storms move into Tulsa area

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Tulsa World

Gusting winds have caused numerous isolated power outages as storms move into the Tulsa area on Wednesday night.

The largest outages in the Tulsa area are near the Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant and nearby Owasso neighborhoods, with about 1,170 customers without power, according to the Public Service Company of Oklahoma's online outage map.

Stan Whiteford, spokesman for PSO, said crews were working to repair a damaged power line near 86th Street North and 123rd East Avenue.

The Tulsa Fire Department and PSO are responding to multiple reports of downed power lines in the area.

Winds at the Tulsa International Airport as of about 8 p.m. Wednesday were from the southeast at 23 mph, with gusts up to 37 mph, according to the National Weather Service website.

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