Storms cause damage across Yukon

TC Mart loses roof

A storm ripped apart the roof covering gas pumps at TC Mart's VP Fuels, 307 E. Main. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

By Carol Mowdy Bond
Contributing Writer

A storm slammed into Yukon overnight into the early hours of this morning.

Arby’s at 8 E. Main lost part of its sign due to the storm. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

The wind ripped apart the roof over gas pumps at TC Mart’s VP Fuels at 307 E. Main. Damage was sustained in other areas of Yukon.

Arby’s at 8 E. Main lost part of its sign. The signage was scattered and left in several parking lots to the west. Next door to Arby’s, Chris Patel, manager of Guest Inn at 10 E. Main, said his big sign out front was fully leaning west.

Patel said the sign goes six feet into the ground and is held in place with concrete. Patel also said Guest Inn had no power. As well, Patel said Green Chile Kitchen next door at 12 E. Main, had only partial power.

VP Fuels sustained damage to its roof. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

An OG&E crew was on site, trying to restore power.

Going west along Main Street all the way to 5th Street, then going along streets just south of 5th Street, tree limbs and debris and various items littered the area. The same issues could be viewed just northeast of Yukon, and into the Surrey Hills Addition of Yukon.

Wind speeds were reported in excess of 70 miles per hour in Yukon last night. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

KWTV Channel 9 reported wind speeds of 84 miles per hour in the heart of Yukon, where damage was obvious. And some Yukon residents claimed they had wind speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, and that they lost their residential roofs. The Surrey Hills Addition had wind speeds of 72 miles per hour, and wind speeds a bit higher than that to the immediate southeast of Surrey Hills in Canadian County.

The complex of storms came out of the Texas panhandle, slamming into Yukon just before midnight.