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WindsDay to remember

Thousands lose power, train goes down during 'historic' storm

 

Last updated 3/16/2019 at 3:44pm

Ron Warnick

A Union Pacific train derailed Wednesday morning while going over the Canadian River bridge near Logan. Logan fire officials said the mishap created no injuries but prompted a closure of Highway 469 for more than an hour. State police said high winds, with gusts measuring 69 mph at the time, were a contributing factor.

The windy season is upon us.

Sustained 50-mph winds, with gusts near 80 mph, blew across the region on Wednesday, creating widespread outages and property damage.

A power company lineman was killed while working Wednesday evening in Hereford, but...



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