Power Restoration in Oklahoma, Update: Through late Friday
Published: January 2nd, 2021
Late on Friday evening (January 1), OG&E sent The City Sentinel, CapitolBeatOK and other state news organizations an update, saying crews “have made significant progress in restoring power following the storm that brought winter weather” late in the Old Year and early in the New.
The release stated:
• As of 9:15 p.m. on Friday (New Year’s Day, January 1) crews have restored power to nearly 25,000 customers (86 percent).
• 3,200 customers remain without power and crews will prioritize oldest outages first.
• As crews continue to get the lights on for more customers through the night, they will prioritize oldest outages first.
• OG&E estimates to have power restored for all remaining customers affected by the storm by [Saturday] night at the latest.
An earlier release on Friday morning (https://capitolbeatok.worldsecuresystems.com/reports/oklahoma-city-winter-storm-update-from-og-e) , included these safety admonitions for consumers:
· 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.