Power Outages still affecting areas of Lawton
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Over 12 hours and many in the City of Lawton are still without power but contrary to popular speculation it wasn’t the weather due to a fire that took place at a substation.
Most of Lawton is without power due to a fire that started from a spark at a substation just east of Lawton early the morning of Sept. 20, 2023.
Crews from Valley View Volunteer Fire Department responded quickly, and worked to get the fire out as quickly as possible.
Wayne Greene, the spokesperson for PSO, talked about exactly what has happened since that time.
“We are doing everything we can to make temporary and permanent repairs at the substation east of Lawton so that we can get the power back to normal,” Green said.
Greene then mentioned that he understands what is happening and how this affects residents.
“We understand that this a frustrating situation for our Lawton customers,” Green said. “And we understand that frustration and we are doing everything we can to get power restored safely and quickly and we are working on that problem right now.”
The number of people without power has varied by a few thousand throughout the day, but as of last check, roughly 22,500 people are without power as of this article’s posting.
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