Thunderstorms Hamper Oklahoma Power Restoration Effort


Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 9:18 am
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

STILWELL, OK -- Ozarks Electric Cooperative says their crews are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. 

After 14 days of working around the clock to restore service following last week's ice storm, only 865 Oklahoma customers remain without power. 

Despite a halt in work while a a line of thunderstorms pushed through Monday, crews were able to make good progress throughout the system. 

The National Weather Service is predicting the possibility of more thunderstorms and high winds for Tuesday afternoon and evening. 

Ozarks Electric says those storms hit, restoration efforts may be slowed, but will continue.

Oklahoma substation update [Ozarks Electric]

  • Tenkiller                  3
  • Cookson                41
  • Titanic                    22
  • Westville             261
  • Baldor                 116
  • Watts                   75
  • Greasy                 74
  • Total                  865