High winds across the plains caused six KAMO substations to go down for a few hours across Pawnee/Osage/Creek counties on Wednesday, resulting in widespread outages across the rural area.
Crews say the power has been restored except for a few dozen customers. At one point, there were more than 1,800 outages, mainly in the Cleveland area.
Indian Electric Cooperative president David Wilson said three substations were back up by 5:30 p.m., and the next three -- including the two biggest -- followed quickly.
He said KAMO crews had to go to each substation to check, make sure the lines weren’t damaged and then reset to restore service.
Outages stretched from Pawnee-Cleveland and just across the county lines to Osage and Creek counties.
Wind gusts in that area have averaged between 40-50 mph all day.
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