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Choctaw Electric Power Outage Update 12/13/2013

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Choctaw Electric officials say outage numbers are lowering quickly due to numerous taps coming back on line with multiple houses per tap.

"We currently have less than 1,200 consumers still without power.  By the end of today we still are optimistic to have less than 500 out and by the end of the weekend to have less than 200 out.  With potentially bad weather moving into the area today, crews will continue to work but progress could be slowed down.  Crews are continuing to work on taps that will restore multiple houses. They will then start on the individual houses that have poles and lines down hopefully by the end of the weekend.  Extra crews from cooperatives across Oklahoma continue to work with CEC crews and are a tremendous help.  If your service has been ripped off the house or you have damage from below the meter to the house, you will need to contact an electrician before we can restore power. To confirm that your outage has been reported or to report outages please call 1-800-780-6486. Thank you."

Crews will continue to work in the following areas today, but as power is restored they will move into new areas to work:

Ethel
Smithville
Bethel
Battiest
Rufe
Saywer
Messer
Nelson
Soper
Rattan
Darwin
Finley
Unger
Bluff
Antlers
Ft. Towson
Octavia
Honobia
Watson
Hugo