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Record-breaking number of power outages in western Oklahoma, out-of-state crews help

Posted at 8:37 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 23:27:23-04

TULSA, Okla. — Effects of this week’s unusual autumn ice storm linger. Thousands of Oklahomans are still without power and it will probably stay that way for longer than expected.

Electrical crews work around the clock to get everyone’s lights on in western Oklahoma. Even members from Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas are helping.

“We have the crews on the ground," said David Kimmel, senior communications specialist with OG&E. "They have their assignments, they know what they’re doing, and we’re getting after it. We will get people restored as quickly as we can.”

By Saturday, PSO expects to have full restoration. OG&E does not expect to be fully restored until the end of next week at the latest.

OG&E has 200,000 customers still affected. PSO has 7,000. The Oklahoma Electric Cooperatives map shows 35,000 members without power.

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