Oklahoma City: Winter Storm Update from OG&E
Published: January 1st, 2021
A press release from OG&E was sent to The City Sentinel newspaper, CapitolBeatOK and other news organizations in the late afternoon on January 1, 2021.
The release said:
· Our 2,000-strong restoration workforce has restored power to more than 21,000 (78 percent) customers affected by the overnight winter storm.
· As of 4:15 p.m., 5,300 customers remain without power.
Crews will continue to restore power through the night and we expect restoration for all customers who can take power by Saturday night.
· As ice continues to melt, new outages are possible.
· Should new outages occur, previous outages will be restored first.
· Customers should check to make sure their home is able to take power.
CUSTOMER SAFETY TIPS
· Be safe and stay away from downed power lines.
· Crews are following COVID-19 preventative measures, including social distancing as they restore power.
· For your protection, do not post personal information such as addresses, account numbers, phone numbers, etc. on OGE social media channels.
· Please do not approach crews and utility vehicles in your neighborhood. Doing so could jeopardize your safety and will only delay the restoration process.
· Safety precautions should be followed when using a portable generator.