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Over 1,000 customers affected by power outage in Sebastian County

OG&E reports 1,242 customers are currently without power.

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. — Multiple customers were affected by a power outage in Sebastian County on Saturday, June 3, according to the Oklahoma Gas & Electric outage map.

After severe weather came to the area, OG&E reported 1,242 customers without power for multiple hours.

Officials say several factors can lead to a loss of electric service including severe weather, trees, and equipment failure. At around 8 p.m., a representative with OG&E said that they were still working to determine when the services will be restored.

The majority of the customer's electricity was restored overnight. The next morning, OG&E reported 354 customers without power.

OG&E says they work to restore power in the following order:

  • Inspection of OG&E equipment and facilities
  • Power plants
  • Transmission Lines & Substation
  • Power Lines
  • Essential services such as hospitals, police stations and fire departments
  • Neighborhoods 
  • Individual homes

To access a power outage preparedness checklist, click here.

Credit: OG&E

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