The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 6, 2013

Power outage affects 300 Enid customers

By Robert Barron, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — OG&E Electric Services workers restored power to about 300 customers who lost it near the downtown area early Sunday morning.

John Little, OG&E spokesman, said a three-phase overhead line that feeds off a main feed was twisted so the conductors were wrapped together.

“I’m not sure how that happened. It was a three-phase overhead line, and it caused an outage back to the substation. Usually, the wind is involved in that, but I don’t think there was that much wind this morning,” Little said.

About 300 customers were off about 7:30-10 a.m., when everyone had power restored.

The outage primarily occurred in the downtown area near Washington and Broadway. Enid Fire Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Enid News & Eagle were among those affected.

About a third of the customers were restored by 8:30 a.m., and within three hours, all 300 were restored, Little said. However, power could not be fully energized along the lines until the cause of the outage was determined.