Power back on in Tulsa and Wagoner counties


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Updated: 3/15/2013 10:01 am Published: 3/15/2013 4:06 am


Thousands of people were left without power early Friday morning in Tulsa and Wagoner counties, but the power was restored around 5:30am

Reports started coming in just after 3:30am. Parts of south Tulsa were affected, along with Broken Arrow and Coweta. 

Dispatchers in Broken Arrow say they got reports from residents of a loud boom, then a power outage. 

PSO says a device on a power line failed, which caused a power line to fail, and the problem spread to several substations.

It's not clear what caused the device on the line to fail.

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aleman - 3/15/2013 1:21 PM
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Was headed towards Muskogee and saw a big blue flash in the sky about 3:30 a.m.

barkode - 3/15/2013 5:45 AM
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Thanks for being the first and only news or radio service to give any information about the outage. I was woken up by the battery backup alarms protecting our home office computer/Internet/home phone when the outage began. No information was available from any accessible radio/TV/Internet source, nor from PSO other than their awareness of the outage in my area via their automated phone and online outage reporting system. Thanks to you and your website with thoughtfully updated overnight news, I at least had SOME additional information about the outage and its suspected cause. Thank you for reporting what information you had about the problem online while all the other radio, TV, and online news sources for Tulsa (accessible from radio, smartphone & tablet) were snoozing or unaware of the thousands without power and the subset of those affected, like me, looking for answers. You've gained a new household of viewers and online readers. Thank you again!

barkode - 3/15/2013 5:43 AM
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Thanks for being the first and only news or radio service to give any information about the outage. I was woken up by the battery backup alarms protecting our home office computer/Internet/home phone when the outage began. No information was available from any accessible radio/TV/Internet source, nor from PSO other than their awareness of the outage in my area via their automated phone and online outage reporting system. Thanks to you and your website with thoughtfully updated overnight news, I at least had SOME additional information about the outage and its suspected cause. Thank you for reporting what information you had about the problem online while all the other radio, TV, and online news sources for Tulsa (accessible from radio, smartphone & tablet) were snoozing or unaware of the thousands without power and the subset of those affected, like me, looking for answers. You've gained a new household of viewers and online readers. Thank you again!
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