McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

February 26, 2013

Okla. utilities report 40,000 without power

Associated Press

McALESTER — OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma utilities say about 40,000 customers remain without power, mostly in the west and northwest corners of the state hit hardest by a winter storm.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric had more than 33,000 customers without power Tuesday morning.  Most of those — more than 21,000 — are in Enid, followed by Crescent with about 1,700.

The Public Service Company of Oklahoma reports about 5,500 of its customers remain without power, mostly in counties west of Oklahoma City

Oklahoma residents and repair crews face more than a foot of snow in some areas of the state’s northwest quadrant with even higher drifts following Monday’s powerful winter storm.