Power outage forces Plainview Schools to close for the day

Published: Mar. 13, 2019 at 5:21 PM CDT
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Plainview Schools closed down for the day as OG&E crews spent hours repairing three broken poles near the Myall and Plainview Rd. intersection.

"We were running late for school because he wasn't feeling well so we made our way around and starting noticing all the cars gone," Randy Murphy said.

Randy Murphy says he was on his way to drop off his son Henry at school when he saw OG&E trucks lining up the road and the parking lots cleared.

"It seemed creepy like maybe I wasn't sure what day it was or something," Murphy said. "I've never seen that before."

OG&E spokesman Richard DeLano says the overnight storms left nearly 700 hundred people in the Ardmore city limits without power at around 5:30 a.m.

Crews were immediately sent out.

"We got everybody back on but 92 customers and then about 11:30 this morning we got the other 92 customers back on," DeLano said.

Delano says the worst of the damage was near the school where crews spent 6 hours repairing the poles - not far from where Murphy and his son live.

"It sounded like it was tearing the roof off our house," Murphy said.

School officials say they will be back open Thursday.

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