Oklahoma – More than 70,000 still in the dark

This ice storm caused the largest number of outages in Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company history.

More than 70,000 electric power customers are still in the dark nine days after a rare October ice storm struck Oklahoma last week. In Oklahoma City alone, more than 50,000 customers will enter Friday without electric heat and light.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company

This storm caused the largest number of outages in company history affecting more than 400,000 customers. In our response to this statewide emergency, we’ve brought in the largest contingent of assisting crews in company history, 4,000 restoration personnel in the field. As we complete restoration in one area, we’ll reallocate those crews to other areas so we can maximize restoration efforts.

Crew members work 16 hours per day with a mandatory 8-hour rest period. Some crews work their shift during overnight hours so that restoration work is happening around the clock.


Thanks to Claude Stewart for these links

4 thoughts on “Oklahoma – More than 70,000 still in the dark”

  1. wow thats some serious damage
    16hr shift in that cold and conditions?
    surely thats waay dangerously over the already risky 12hr shifts some places work? thats too long to be concentrating n focused in a job that CAN kill you if you goof off!!

  2. If the election is allowed to stand as is, that 70k will turn into 7 million every day in the U.S. who will be without electricity due to the wind/solar grid unable to keep up!

  3. There are magnitudes more ‘still in the dark… dark nine days and 7000 days after… do the math’ about what is ‘really’ going on than just the mere 70k from OK.

  4. With this asshole getting in there next year, people will be without power for 35 days instead of 10 days. Many will die because of this communist BS!! Thank the West coast for this horrible Presidential outcome!

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