Another round of storms that included 90 mph winds resulted in damage Sunday night in the state and left more than 17,000 customers without power at one point
Oklahoma Gas & Electric reported it had restored power to most of the affected customers and as of late Monday morning had narrowed the list to about 3,100 customers who lost power because of damaging winds reported in Enid, Kellyville, Shattuck, Hennessey and the Oklahoma City area.
Public Service Company reported 144 customers without power as of late Monday morning. The affected areas were around Nowata, Bartlesville, Pryor, Vinita, Grove, Broken Arrow and Owasso. The Oklahoma Rural Electric Cooperative outage map showed less than 10 customers without power.
On Monday, there are 1,100 personnel restoring service to homes and businesses that can accept power. Wind damage from the storms includes downed power lines, broken power poles, tree damage to equipment, broken cross arms and other equipment attached to poles.
OGE said that its crews on Monday would continue inspecting damage that could not be seen overnight, including using helicopters to inspect long stretches of power lines in the northwest. OG&E expects estimated restoration times to be available after full damage assessments are complete. We will continue restoring power and will advise when restoration times are available.
Once OG&E crews have repaired the power grid, restoration will be prioritized 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 crews will focus on individual homes and businesses experiencing an outage.
Source: OGE press release