TEXOMA (KFDX/KJTL) — A power outage has left thousands of people in Texoma without power for hours.
A spokesperson with the Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Stan Whiteford, said that when the issue first began, around 4,500 customers were affected. Hours later, there were still around 2,900 without power.
Whiteford said the power outage has been traced back to a burned up jumper near Hobart, Oklahoma. He clarified that a jumper is a short section of wire between two powerlines.
The necessary repair has been made, and PSO plans to start re-energizing sections a little at a time.
Whiteford said the process is likely to take several more hours before PSO customers’ power is fully restored.
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