Some Oklahomans Deal With Power Outages


Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 9:11 am
By: News On 6


News On 6

UNDATED -- Some Oklahomans are dealing with power outages on Tuesday. 

OGE reports about 2,000 ratepayers are without power, mostly in the Eufaula area.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma  says 1,300 addresses are in the dark in southeastern Oklahoma.  Half of those are in the Stigler and Wilburton areas. 

So far, 11 electric cooperatives are reporting ice storm damage.  There are nearly 15,000 without electricity.  The hardest hit counties include Le Flore, Hughes, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Sequoyah, Pittsburg, Latimer, Cherokee, Delaware, Pontotoc, Coal, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Mayes and Haskell.

Some power may not be restored in the Cherokee and Sequoyah County areas for two to three days.

The Fort Smith area has more than 5,000 customers without service.

The Red Cross will be opening shelters in Muskogee and Checotah Tuesday afternoon.

Report an outage.

See a diagram explaining Public Service Company of Oklahoma's outage restoration process.