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OG&E prepares for arctic blast in Green Country

Posted at 10:25 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 15:26:25-05

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company is ready for the impending arctic blast in Green Country.

OG&E said it activated its Incident Command System to monitor the weather for the next several days.

The company said it wants to restore any outages as quickly and safely as possible. So, OG&E is pre-staging materials and mobilizing personnel with more than 1,000 linemen, tree trimmers, and support team members. The company is also preparing to have additional personnel at its power plants.

According to OG&E, its preparations also include plans for field personnel to safely work in extreme temperatures, securing equipment like bulldozers to access hard to reach, snow-covered areas, and safely navigate vehicles in instances of poor visibility and hazardous road conditions.

OG&E covers parts of south Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby, and Muskogee. Here are the following safety tips for customers:

  • stay weather aware
  • check road conditions in your area before traveling away from home
  • have your emergency kit stocked and readily available in your vehicle
  • make sure all of your devices are fully charged

For more information about OG&E, click here.

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