Monday, January 27, 2014

Power Outages Caused By Wind Gusts

Wind Gusts of 35 to 40 miles per hour caused power outages early this morning.  According to Cookson Hills Electric, at approximately 4 a.m. this morning customers northwest of Sallisaw in the Dwight Mission area, including pin hook corner and areas west, were without power. Crews were working on getting all of the power restored.  

A second power outage, also caused by wind gusts, occurred in the city limits of Sallisaw this morning around 4:30 a.m.  According to Blakely Smith Jr., supervisor over the Sallisaw Electric Department, the outage was caused by strong winds that blew a tree over causing it to hit a power line.  A chain reaction caused six other poles to come down as well.

The areas affected were south Kerr, the downtown area, south of 59 hwy and the water plant.  Power was restored withing 30 to 45 minutes due to the hard work of the City of Sallisaw Electric Department.  

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