Bennington cleans up after Sunday storm

By Jessica Breger jbreger@civitasmedia.com

April 15, 2014

The town of Bennington is cleaned up and has electricity restored following a storm Sunday evening that knocked out five power line poles and scattered debris across the town.

Durant/Bryan County Emergency Managements Director James Dalton said OG&E had five poles to replace and several lines to repair Monday. The damage was caused by straight-line winds with speeds estimated at 80 miles per hour.

He said school was out Monday while awaiting the repairs and clean up began on the baseball field and a few buildings at the school.

Bennington Elementary School Principal Pam Reynolds said the power outage delayed testing at the school by one day.

“It’ll be tight but we’ll be fine,” said Reynolds, adding that she expects testing to still be complete by the end of the week.

Dalton said the roads were cleared the night of the storm and County Commissioner Jay Perry was in Bennington to help with clean up.

Although the storm caused damage, Dalton said there were no major injuries or vehicle accidents reported from the storm. One mobile home was toppled during the storm.