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Wagoner residents say they are being kept in the dark

Posted at 3:42 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 21:05:29-04

WAGONER, Okla. — Bill Fore lived in his Wagoner home for the last 14 years.

Fore said he pays quite a bit for electricity.

“Probably around $180, I do believe $180 to $190, Fore said.

However, Fore said his power goes out frequently.

“Probably in this part of town it’s happening at least 3 times a month," Fore said.

Fore said the City of Wagoner, which manages the power for residents, is ignoring the problem. However, Mayor Albert Jones said the city is constantly working to fix ongoing issues.

"We are addressing each issue as they come up," Jones said. "They’re not all within our control.”

Jones said a lightning strike damaged a substation and although repairs are being made, a lot of the damage is underground.

Jones said, “Some of the issues that we’ve experienced directly from that lighting strike has been underground and that’s the stuff you can’t see.”

According to Mayor Jones, the city has crews on standby at all times to respond to complaints of power outages.

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