The Edmond Sun

January 3, 2014

UPDATE: 1,500 lost power Friday night

Crew finds tree limb on line

Lisa Shearer
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — UPDATE AS OF 7:46 P.M.: An Edmond Electric crew reports that a fallen section of a tree most likely caused a power outage to about 1,500 customers Friday evening.

The crew was sent to a portion of northwest Edmond to determine the cause of the outage in the Danforth to Covell area bordered by Santa Fe and Kelly.

Michelle Gumaer, an Edmond Electric spokeswoman, said a handful of calls came in to the municipal electric company, including calls from Uptown Grocery at 1230 W. Covell  Road and the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store at Kelly and Covell.

The Uptown Grocery caller reported a large power surge that shut off power for 20-30 seconds inside the store, she said, while the Lowe’s power came right back on. It took a little longer for the street lights near the grocery store to return to power, she said.

Much of the residences along Victoria Place and Louis Scott streets inside the Pebble Creek addition at Danforth and Santa Fe also were without power shortly after 6:40 p.m. Friday. This housing addition is next door to the Ketch electric substation. It also appears that a handful of customers who receive power from the Eastern electric substation in central Edmond also were affected.

Gumaer said the electric system is designed with several safety measures, including shutting down power to the area of a line that is touched by a foreign object — in this case possibly a tree limb. When an electric line is clipped crews will search until they find they problem thus enabling them to safely restore power.

Just before 8 p.m. Friday, Gumaer said the on-call crew anticipated having power to all customers restored within the hour.

 

 

AS OF 6:55 P.M.: An Edmond Electric crew is on scene in northwest Edmond trying to determine the cause of a power outage in the Danforth to Covell area bordered by Santa Fe and Kelly.

Michelle Gumaer, an Edmond Electric spokeswoman, said a handful of calls have come in to the municipal electric company, including calls from Uptown Grocery at 1230 W. Covell  Road and the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store at Kelly and Covell.

The Uptown Grocery caller reported a large power surge and that not all power had been fully restored, she said, while the Lowe’s power came right back on.

Much of the residences along Victoria Place and Louis Scott streets inside the Pebble Creek addition at Danforth and Santa Fe also were without power shortly after 6:40 p.m. Friday. This housing addition is next door to the Ketch electric substation, which is showing 23 meters without power on the city’s power outage map online just before 7 p.m. Friday. It also appears that a handful of customers who receive power from the Eastern electric substation in central Edmond also were affected.

Gumaer said the electric crew is troubleshooting the problem now and hopes to have power restored soon.