Update: Small tornado reportedly hit Mustang early Saturday

A small tornado caused damages in Mustang early Saturday, police said. Power was knocked out to the city but has been restored.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: April 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm •  Published: April 14, 2012
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11:00 a.m. SW 59 is open after OG&E crews cleared downed power lines and poles from the roadway, Mustang Police Chief Chuck Foley said. About 30 homes in the Chisholm Trail neighborhood sustained light to moderate damage, but none of those homes are uninhabitable, Foley said. The tornado blew off roof shingles, trim from homes, fences and damaged glass. The severe weather also knocked out a few garage doors, he said.


7:05 a.m. SW 59 remains closed to traffic west of Mustang Road for about a quarter mile as crews work to clear power lines and poles in the roadway, reports police Sgt. Mike Adams Saturday morning.

5:30 a.m. A possible tornado hit Mustang about 12:45 a.m. Saturday, said meteorologist Bruce Thoren at the National Weather Service in Norman. Damage was reported to homes. A roof was blown off one home and a mobile home was damaged, emergency management officials reported. The damage was mostly between Mustang and Czech Hall roads and between SW 59 and SW 15.

3:30 a.m. MUSTANG – A small tornado touched down and caused damage to homes and knocked out power early Saturday, a police dispatcher said.

Power poles were toppled at Mustang Road and SW 59. The city was without power, the dispatcher said.

Resident Jack Friese wrote in an e-mail to NewsOK.com that the tornado hit without warning 40 feet from his parents' house. They were not hurt, he said. Friese said their neighbors' house was heavily damaged, and the only room intact was the bedroom where the neighbors' were sleeping.



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