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UPDATE: Power returns for many, still out for some

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Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 3:56 PM CDT
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - UPDATE: PSO says a burned out jumper on a transmission line near Hobart was the cause of the outage, everyone should be back on in a couple hours

Cotton Electric Cooperative reported around 4:30 p.m. Thursday that power was back on for its customers after thousands lost power earlier in the afternoon.

Southwest Rural Electric, however, said a failure inside an AEP switch station is still impacting customers.

By 4:45, Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s outage map showed 2,881 customers still without power.

The original story can be found below:

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Thousands are without power in southwest Oklahoma and north Texas as a result of a transmission issue.

Representatives from Cotton Electric Cooperative and Public Service Company of Oklahoma said the power outage was due to transmission issues.

Just before 4 p.m., Cotton Electric officials said on Facebook that the issue is affecting several power providers, and said people should be “prepared for an outage lasting several hours.”

More than 10,000 outages have been reported west of I-44 Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE 5:30 p.m. | A transmission issue caused widespread outages to electric cooperatives in southwest Oklahoma this...

Posted by Cotton Electric Cooperative on Thursday, September 16, 2021

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