Xcel Energy crews helping with recovery efforts - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Xcel Energy crews helping with recovery efforts

Posted: Updated:

Amarillo, Texas - Xcel Energy linemen from the panhandle and New Mexico will be helping with recovery efforts in Oklahoma. More than 20,000 residents were left without power.

Thirty-five Xcel employees will rebuild distribution lines that provide power to homes and businesses in Moore.

"To help OG&E, the local utility. Obviously they've got a mess and one of the critical things to do is to get the power lines out of the roadways, make it safe. And then begin as quickly as possible to rebuild," Wes Reeves, Xcel Energy spokesman says.

The company sent 29 line workers before yesterday's tornado to rebuild lines that were hit by the area's first tornado outbreak In the Shawnee area. In all, Xcel sent more than 60 employees from Texas and New Mexico to help restore power to the affected areas.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    SkyWARN 7 Forecast

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:26 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:26:13 GMT
    Weather- Clear Skies RotatorWeather- Clear Skies Rotator
    Temperatures Climbing Back Up...
    Temperatures Climbing Back Up...
  • Brothers try to elude police with their identities

    Brothers try to elude police with their identities

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:56:01 GMT
    LAWTON, Okla._Two brothers were arrested early Friday morning after lying to Lawton Police about their identities. After leading officers on a short chase on Cache, Paul Tijani finally pulled over and told police his name was Peter. But officers noticed a passenger in the car that looked very similar to the driver. When they asked the passenger if they were related, he said no. But police say the two looked so similar they had a hard time telling them apart. Officers later determined that Pet...
    LAWTON, Okla._Two brothers were arrested early Friday morning after lying to Lawton Police about their identities. After leading officers on a short chase on Cache, Paul Tijani finally pulled over and told police his name was Peter. But officers noticed a passenger in the car that looked very similar to the driver. When they asked the passenger if they were related, he said no. But police say the two looked so similar they had a hard time telling them apart. Officers later determined that Pet...
  • Mayor's Blues Ball continues in Medicine Park

    Mayor's Blues Ball continues in Medicine Park

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:32:17 GMT
    The 8th Annual Mayor's Blues Ball is underway Saturday at Medicine Park.
    The 8th Annual Mayor's Blues Ball is underway Saturday at Medicine Park.
Powered by WorldNow
KSWO-TV, 1401 SE 60th Street
Lawton, OK 73501

Telephone: (580) 355-7000
Fax: (580) 357-3811
Email: news@kswo.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KSWO. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.