OGE crews restore power to 92% of customers who lost it during the tornadoes


Nearly 92% of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric customers who lost electrical power in the Sunday night tornadoes and severe weather have their power restored.

In an update Tuesday morning, OG&E said its 2,500 utility personnel continue working to restore power to the remaining customers and expect to have the restoration up to 95% by late Tuesday night.

The company indicated that because of the extensive damage and required construction Norman, the remaining customers in the city will be restored by Noon on Wednesday, March 1.

Repairs are still underway to the electrical grid and crews found extensive damage in Norman, Shawnee, parts of the Oklahoma City metro and other cities across the service area.

Crews found downed power lines and more than 350 broken poles broken by the tornadoes and straight winds that in some places, were recorded at more than 100 mph.

OG&E workers restored power Monday night to the Reagan Elementary School in Norman and are providing a generator to the Washington Elementary school until repairs can be made. Both schools were closed on Monday because of the outage.