OG&E Update Regarding Monday Storm Disruption

Following the severe storms overnight Monday, OG&E reported approximately 5,000 customers were without service, down from an overnight peak of 30,398 customers. The storms included sustained damaging winds of 60 mph with bursts up to 70 mph and moved through the Oklahoma City metropolitan and southern portions of OG&E’s service area resulting in power outages.

OG&E issued an update stating that as of Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., utility crews restored power to approximately 84% of customers who experienced an outage after Monday night’s storms. Currently, 1,000 restoration personnel are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore service to homes and businesses that can accept power. The significant damage included downed power lines, broken power poles, tree damage to equipment, broken cross arms and damage to other equipment attached to poles.

Once OG&E has repaired the power grid, it prioritizes restoration for the community’s essential services, such as hospitals, police stations, fire departments, public works and other critical infrastructure. As those facilities come online, OG&E will attend to individual homes and businesses experiencing an outage.

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.