Power restored to most Oklahomans

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Utility crews in Oklahoma are almost done with a huge job.

They've been working to restore power to as many as 600,000 customers who were left in the dark after last week's deadly winter storm.

Most now have their power back. Many workers had come in from more than a dozen states to help in the effort, and they're planning to start going back home today.

Still, utility companies estimate that more than 10,000 people are still blacked out. One official says thousands will remain without power because of damage to connections between homes and power lines.

Meanwhile, as power returns, the Red Cross plans to close a temporary shelter set up after the storm. Officials say the number of people staying there has been steadily declining.

More winter weather is possible. Forecasters say a system moving through the region may bring a wind gusts and mixture of rain and snow starting tomorrow night.


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