Monday, January 27, 2014
Power Outages Caused By Wind Gusts
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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