Freezing Rain Brings Power Outages In Northeastern Oklahoma


Saturday, December 21st 2013, 6:48 am
By: News On 6


Some Green County residents are without electricity as ice-covered limbs affect power lines in Northeastern Oklahoma.

The number of power outages in Tulsa increased for a time Saturday afternoon. At 1 p.m. there were 7,285 customers without power, compared to 3,553 at 11:30 a.m. Most recent totals are below.

Stan Whiteford of Public Service of Oklahoma said all their customers that can receive power should have it back before the end of Saturday.

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Roadways are mostly wet thanks to soil temperatures, but drivers should use caution especially on elevated surfaces. There is also a high danger of falls.

Tree limbs and power lines are coated with ice, and some power outages are being reported.

A fiber optic line went down across several cars in the parking lot of Coppermill, 5700 East 72nd Street South just after 8 a.m.

As of 10 p.m. the following outages have been reported:

Public Service of Oklahoma:

Tulsa County: 3,000
Okmulgee County: 405
Grady County: 935
Comanche County: 294
Mayes County: 136

Oklahoma Gas & Electric:

In all of NEOK: 8,950
Sapulpa 1,832
Glenpool  876
Muskogee 138
Kellyville 192
Bristow 534
Bixby 66
Mounds 267

Verdigris Valley Co-Op:

3,000 outages - near Nowata south to Catoosa and from east of I-44 east of Claremore to northeast of Skiatook Lake

Northeast Oklahoma Electric Co-Op:

121 outages in far eastern Oklahoma from Inola to Wynadotte

Indian Electric Co-Op:

837 outages

Lake Region Electric Co-Op:

252 outages

The Sapulpa Police station lost power Saturday morning when the ice knocked down a power line at Highway 97 and Speer Street.

Sapulpa Police reported many trees either down or coming down in the downtown area.