FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jennifer Rogers, OMPA Government Relations Rep. 405.359.2500
DATE: July 15, 2014
The City of Newkirk without Power
The City of Newkirk and its 1,384 customers remain without power. Yesterday, July 14, a total of 15 138 kV (thousand volt) transmission line poles were knocked down due to high winds. Peckham Road in Newkirk remains closed due to downed structures on the roadway.
OMPA has contacted the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA), Ponca City Energy and Whitnah Construction to help assist with cleanup and restoration. One crew from GRDA and Whitnah Construction arrived late last night to start assisting the City of Newkirk with cleanup.
OMPA has additional poles en route from Ponca City and GRDA. Three additional GRDA crews will arrive in Newkirk today to help assist with restoration efforts.
OMPA personnel are on-site monitoring the situation. All power can be expected to be restored no later than the afternoon of July 16. We will continue to keep you updated on the status of this outage as we receive information.
All OMPA outage information is posted to our website and can be found at www.ompa.com/outages.
Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a joint-action agency created for the purpose of providing an adequate, reliable and affordable supply of electrical power and energy to Oklahoma’s municipally owned electric systems. The Authority presently serves 39 municipally owned electric systems in Oklahoma. As a consumer-owned public power entity, OMPA is owned by the member cities it serves.