SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA (KSWO) -Area power providers are reporting extensive damage to poles, transmission lines and power supply systems. This could lead to outages that last several more hours and possibly days.
The latest from PSO shows the number Monday morning is up to more than 23,000 customers in Comanche County in the dark, along with about 1,300 in Jackson County, 1,200 in Harmon County, 4,600 in Kiowa County and close to 800 in Tillman County.
A warming center has been opened in Cyril at the Senior Nutrition Center at 201 W. Ohio for those who don't have power.
FROM COTTON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE:
Crews continue to battle winter weather conditions tonight. Winds and continued precipitation is causing additional damages to the cooperative's system. As of 11:25 p.m., we have 7,744 members without power. Approximately 5,000 of those are in Comanche County, and roughly 1,000 in Cotton County.
We estimate that the power supply issues affecting the Geronimo, Randlett, Devol, Grandfield, Cookietown and Walters areas will be resolved by mid-morning. Restoration efforts for the Medicine Park, Elgin, Cache and Indiahoma areas will go into the day on Monday. Individual and small outage restoration will also continue into Monday.
Some restoration will happen as the day progresses. Time estimates are included on the list:
Medicine Park Hwy. 49 to Loves: broken cross arms – Monday afternoon
Meers / Porter Hill: broken cross arms— Monday night or Tuesday
Cache, Indiahoma, Sterling, Central High, Marlow: several broken poles – majority Monday
Other scattered outages will be addressed as we can get to them.
FROM PUBLIC SERVICE OF OKLAHOMA:
The on going weather conditions continue to cause damage to our system, making it difficult to establish restoration times.
PSO will be able to develop and provide Estimated Times of Restoration to customers once the storm system moves out. These ETRs will be posted on here and on our website when they become available. Also, customers who are enrolled to receive PSO's Mobile Alerts will be able to access the specific ETR for their area as ETRs are developed.
Thanks for your patience.
ALTUS AND JACKSON COUNTY:
Power was knocked out to the Tom Steed Reservoir Sunday, so residents of Altus and surrounding communities that tap into that water supply were being asked to conserve water until the water plant comes back online. As of Monday morning, power was being restored to many homes in Altus.
From the Altus Public Affairs Office: Altus Power is currently working to restore power to base housing and Western Farmers is working to restore base power. Storm conditions are estimated to last through tomorrow and electricity may not be restored for around 72 or more hours and travel is highly discouraged.
The Jasmine (Housing) Gate is closed and will remain closed Dec. 28, 2015. Individuals trying to enter or exit base should go through the Main Gate on Falcon Road.
The City of Altus remains under water restriction; residents should conserve water. Base leadership is currently working emergency food supplies for those in need.
The base gas station is currently out of order due to the power outage.
You can find PSO's outage map here. You can report outages by calling 1-888-218-3919.
You can find Cotton Electric's outage map here. You can report outages by calling 1-580-875-3351.