by: Sara Whaley Updated:WAGONER COUNTY, Okla. —
Thousands of homes across Green Country are seeing the light again after a day of power outages.
Weather and faulty equipment played a role in the outages across Tulsa and Wagoner counties.
As of Saturday night there were only a few customers left without electricity.
“It’s very hot. It’s so hot we had to put the dogs outside because it was cooler outside than in the house,” said Stephanie Shaw.
From swimming to lying in the sprinkler, people and pets alike in one Wagoner County neighborhood tried just about anything to keep cool Saturday afternoon.
“It’s very frustrating. There have been multiple phone calls but I don’t feel it’s done any good,” said Shaw.
Shaw had a party planned to watch a football game.
“This room was supposed to be full of people watching the game on two big screens,” said Shaw.
Instead a party of three watched the game on an iPad outside.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma officials said they tried to get everything back in order as quickly as possible. This was the third and longest power outage of the day and initially left more than 2,500 people in the dark just after one Saturday afternoon.
The first power outage happened around 2 a.m. when severe weather knocked out the power for over 1,400 people.
Another 100 people lost power in east Tulsa for a couple of hours after a breaker blew.
PSO officials said they aren’t sure how long it will take to restore power to the 12 remaining customers, but they will work continuously until the problem is fixed.