PSO learns from 2007 ice storm, ready to tackle power outages

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Updated: 12/21/2013 11:04 pm Published: 12/21/2013 1:06 pm

Should the ice lead to widespread power outages, PSO has 500 contractors and sub-contractors on stand-by ready to join 200 PSO crew-members.

As crews wait to be stationed, officials say they learned a lot from the ice storm of 2007.

PSO spokesperson Stan Whiteford said since the ice storm in 2007, crews have learned how to manage things better.

"We did learn how to manage a large number of resources that come in and how to work with the fairgrounds and the facility there to make things as efficient as possible," Whiteford said. "We learned how to get crews the equipment they need to go out: supplies, wires, transformers, insulators.  These things are needed to be replaced when you have a big icing event."

PSO said that if less than a half-inch of ice collected on trees and power lines, people won't have too many problems. 

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Mayor Maynot - 12/23/2013 9:17 AM
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Fox News must still be frozen.

Mayor Maynot - 12/22/2013 10:48 AM
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Cabin fever.

Mayor Maynot - 12/22/2013 4:17 AM
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Grand laker :-/ So you have a fireplace or are you using a kerosene stove. Or propane like in Arlen Texas !?!?!?!?

Mayor Maynot - 12/22/2013 4:09 AM
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We would not have these problems if Westinghouse would have just listened to Tesla.

Mayor Maynot - 12/22/2013 4:03 AM
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Throw another log on the fire. I lived in the quarters behind a mill in NC. The kitchen had a fireplace in it big enough to cook a hog. Lake right across the street insured that I got to meet many of my unknown neighbors. Late one night while lurking by the dam I snagged an eel. It was hard to keep him in a bucket.

Mayor Maynot - 12/22/2013 3:51 AM
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Stuck inside? Relax warm up by the fire with a good book. Have a nice cup of hot chocolate. Christmas is every day!! Did you wake up this morning? That was a gift. What you do with it after that is up to you. Enjoy a funny song Mr Bobby Say it's gonna be all right

Grandlaker - 12/21/2013 8:39 PM
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Our neighborhood has been withour power for 5 hours or more, and not one truck has been spotted. At 2:30 to 3:30 when power was lost here Tulsa area did not have thousands out at that time. If one has 700 crew members that would probably be 175 trucks,if they exist and yet and not one truck enter the area to work on outage? I think the news meadia eats up whatever the PR man can spit out. Luckily it is not bitter cold as of yet. Not all 700 would be within Tulsa city limits, I understand. Due to the need for crews throught the multi-state area, I doubt they got the numbers of men they are advertising.

Mayor Maynot - 12/21/2013 6:04 PM
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Looks like the news is frozen.

karlschneider - 12/21/2013 3:50 PM
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And since Murphy's Law never sleeps, they probably won't be needed.
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