February 4, 2013

Outage leaves large portion of Chickasha in darkness

The Express-Star

CHICKASHA — A power outage around 3:30 p.m. plunged 821 Public Service of Oklahoma customers into the dark according to a PSO representative.

As of 4 p.m. PSO had not assessed the cause of the outage, but said repairmen were enroot.

A spokesperson for PSO said they expected to have power full restored by 6 p.m. The power was back on for most of the affected areas by 4:45 p.m. As of 5:30 p.m., when contacted, PSO was unable to provide a cause for the outage.

Reports from City Hall said the blackout extended from downtown Chickasha to Highway 81.

Areas Northwest of downtown reported experiencing a brief power surge, but never fully lost power.

More on this story as it develops.