OG&E Update on Electric Service Restoration Following July 9 Storms

In the wake of significant overnight storms with 70+ mph winds, OG&E began working to restore electrical service in areas affected by an outage. Field personnel continued to make good progress restoring power to 90% of customers who experienced an outage across its service area. As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, approximately 1,000 customers remain without power. OG&E forecasts that most customers in the southern area of the Oklahoma City metro will have power restored by 11 p.m. Sunday evening.

One large outage is affecting approximately 500 customers in the southern portion of the Oklahoma City metro area, located between SW 149th Street and Indian Hills Road and Western and Pennsylvania Avenues. A transmission structure from another electric company fell into OG&E equipment, including 11 poles, downed lines and equipment attached to poles, causing the outage. OG&E cannot begin work in this area until the other company completes their repairs. Crews anticipate these customers will be restored by 8 p.m. tomorrow night, Monday, July 10, as these poles are not accessible by trucks or heavy-duty equipment.

Following storms, OG&E will bring tree and brush debris to the curb; however, customers are responsible for removing the debris. City and county resources for debris removal may be available and will vary by community.

Guidance for Customers     

  • Assume any downed power line is hazardous. It may still be energized. Please stay away from them and anything they are touching. Please do not drive over a downed power line. Report a downed power line by calling 800-522-6870.
  • The public should avoid areas impacted by the storms so that the OG&E crews can work safely and quickly to restore power to customers who are without service.
  • OG&E customers can quickly report and monitor outages: 
    • Use the free mobile app to submit a report (available on iOS and Android)
    • Submit a report online at OGE.com/outages
    • Text OUT to 32001 if signed up for myOGEalerts
    • Call 405-272-9595 (OKC metro) or 800-522-6870 (all other areas)
  • As OG&E works to restore power, it may be necessary to gain access to your property. Please ensure their crews have access and that you secure any animals.
  • Customers need to be able to take power at their homes and businesses and may need a certified electrician to repair a weather head, meter base or service cable.