More than 7,400 outages in Yukon Thursday

High winds could bring down more lines

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More than 7,400 power outages remained in Yukon Thursday morning after a late October ice storm that downed power lines, trees and caused damage to property and vegetation across Canadian County and central Oklahoma.

With ice falling from trees as temperatures have warmed outdoors Thursday, high winds are expected to cause more threats to power lines and weak tree limbs.

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Thursday morning, there were 7,455 outages in Yukon, a number that went up from the number of outages reported on Wednesday.

Piedmont had 1,152 outages Thursday morning and Okarche had 396 outages. Mustang had 7,222 outages Thursday morning and El Reno reported another 7,676 outages, according to the Oklahoma Gas & Electric website.

Trees lost branches and power lines fell around Yukon City Hall in the ice storm. (Photo by Robert Medley)

OG&E officials have mobilized crews to begin the restoration work. The ice storm caused the second most outages in OG&E history.

Read The Yukon Progress and yukonprogress.com for updates to local news.