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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Spring storms leave area residents without power

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  • Spring storms Monday night and Tuesday caused multiple area power outages and some residents could still be in the dark today.
    OG&E spokesman Brian Alford said about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday crews had had "some luck restoring and rebuilding" disabled equipment, but added "the second series of strong storms" delayed other efforts. Alford said power crews were being brought in from other states to assist in the Moore area, in the hope that the additional manpower would "free up" more OG&E crews needed in Carter, Johnston and Murray counties.
    Earlier in the day more than 3,200 Ardmore resi­dents and businesses were without power, according to OG&E's online outage map. However, by 6 p.m. the lights had been turned on in all but 541 residences and business. Power was restored to the 201 residents who had been in the dark in Lone Grove. And just 432 people, out of the 960 reported without electricity earlier, were still without power in Tishomingo. But in other areas the news wasn't as good.
    In Mannsville, where 161 were originally listed as without power, the number had grown to 533 by 6 p.m.
    "It's going to require a complete rebuild before we can restore power there," Alford said.
    And the number of outages remained the same in the following locations:
    • Ringling - 114
    • Fox - 531
    • Davis - 61 "We still have work to do," Alford.
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