Winter Storm Causing Power Outages In Parts Of Oklahoma


Monday, February 25th 2013, 4:34 pm
By: News 9


Power outages have been reported in parts of Oklahoma as a winter storm sweeps through the state on Monday.

OG&E is reporting that 4,283 customers statewide are without power at this time due to the winter storm.

In the metro, 962 customers have been affected by the storm. Sixty one customers in Harrah, 150 customers in Mustang, 86 customers in Norman, and 665 customers in Okarche are without power at this time, according to OG&E.

Check Power Outages on OG&E's Outages Map

A utility says thousands of customers have lost power in southwestern Oklahoma as a winter storm moves through the region.

The Public Service Company of Oklahoma's website shows between 6,000 and 10,000 customers without power as of Monday afternoon, though the number fluctuates.

Spokesman Ed Bettinger says most of the problems have cropped up along the I-40 corridor. He says the company doesn't yet know how long it'll take to restore power.

A winter storm has been slowly moving through the state's western half, dumping a foot of snow in some places and bringing strong winds. Public officials say even road-clearing crews are having trouble, and Bettinger says that will be factor into how long restoration takes.

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