Power Slowly Coming On as 58K Still in the Dark

Nov 30, 2015


Crews working on outages near Edmond
Credit OG&E

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 71,000 power outages remain across Oklahoma after a slow-moving storm brought ice and freezing rain to western and central sections of the state.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric — the state's largest electric utility — reported nearly 67,000 outages Sunday afternoon with nearly 26,000 of those in Oklahoma City and just more than 11,000 in the Oklahoma City suburb of Yukon. About 19,000 more customers were without power in suburban Bethany, El Reno, Mustang, Warr Acres, The Village and Woodlawn Park while about 2,900 had no electricity in Enid in northern Oklahoma.

Public Service Company of Oklahoma — the second largest supplier of electricity in the state — reported just more than 4,200 outages in southwestern Oklahoma, including about 1,200 in both Beckham and Washita counties.