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Perkins-Tryon Schools closed today Modified: February 12, 2009 at 8:33 am •  Published: February 12, 2009

PERKINS — Perkins-Tryon Schools are closed today because the school sites do not have power.

At 8:30 a.m. today, 1,580 Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. customers in Perkins were without power, according to the company's Web site.

A powerful thunderstorm moved through the area on Tuesday afternoon, with a maximum wind gust of 48 mph, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet.