PSO: Plan to fix all outages in Tulsa, Sunday

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Updated: 12/21/2013 10:39 pm Published: 12/21/2013 10:25 pm

The ice storm is causing problems for thousands of people.

One problem is downed power lines.

More than 9,000 people had no power at one point in Tulsa County.

FOX23 talked to the Public Service Company of Oklahoma about what they are doing to maintain these outages.

Since about 5 a.m. Saturday morning, thousands of people have lost power throughout the day. We talked with PSO about what they are doing during this ice storm.

You may have noticed some drooping power lines all day Saturday.

That is from all the ice buildup, which can cause some problems with power.

FOX23 spoke with PSO's Stan Whiteford, "We've had widespread, scattered power outages all day. Off and on."

This power outage at 75th and Lewis was caused by a tree branch falling on power lines and bringing them down.

Another area affected was near 101st and Mingo, where an intersection was shut down due to a power line in the street.

"It's a little frustrating for everybody. Different things give at different times," Whiteford said.

PSO has been out fixing lines all day long, but the rain kept coming down.

"Its been steady, we've been working all day long and it just hasn't let up, so that's been one of the things that's prevented us from making more progress," Whiteford explained.

PSO called in over 100 contractors from across the country to help with this storm.

"We want to make sure that we have as many resources out there all day long," Whiteford said.
The crews will continue to work through the night to restore power.

At about 7 p.m. Saturday, PSO released a statement saying almost 1,600 customers have lost power across the state of Oklahoma.

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Disgruntled - 12/22/2013 9:01 AM
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Fox23 I really think you need to proofread your articles better! PSO wants to "Maintain" these outages? I think you mean contain these outages. Looks like I'm going to have to find another news source if this keeps up.

Grandlaker - 12/22/2013 5:58 AM
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Hey, FOX23, earily you said PSO had told you that they had brought in 500 additional workers. Now you state that they told you over 100 extras. so that can mean 101. Did you think to ask them what happened to the other 400? 15 hours with no power,and no trucks. PSO is not going to bring in extra help if a few PR lies are going to buy them time.
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