Lights Coming Back Across The City

Wednesday, December 19th 2007, 9:48 pm
By: News On 6

The number of people with electrical service restored continues to go up. Even some of the hardest hit areas have lights as of Wednesday night. News On 6 anchor Latoya Silmon reports some people in far north Tulsa are again able to watch The News On 6 and do other things that they couldn’t do without electricity.

North Tulsa was one of the first areas to go dark. After more than a week, many of those residents can finally see the light. A week ago plunging utility poles and downed power lines made it difficult for neighbors to get around.

“There was five of them covering my truck here, the hood. Diagonally across the hood and the door to where I couldn't even, the cable's so heavy, you can't even get the door open,” said Clyde of the lines that fell onto his truck.

The tangled mess meant lights out for people near 56th Street North. But after nine days in the dark, the lights finally came on for some of them.

“People came from South Carolina and a lot of different states just to help us. It was a blessing,” said Addie of all the work that has been done to return power.

But, not everyone has a reason to celebrate.

“I can't get adjusted and I can't get around hardly. I am sick,” said Bernice McGlautching.

She has been without lights going on 11 days now.

But, crews are working hard to make sure Bernice's hope is brought back to light like many of her neighbors.

Watch the video: Lights Back On In North Tulsa