UPDATE: Businesses battle darkness in north Oklahoma City

Posted on: 10:28 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 06:28am, January 31, 2014

Oklahoma City, Okla. - OG&E has restored power to most of the customers on the north side of the Oklahoma City metro.

A malfunction at a substation caused electricity to cut off to 1,400 businesses and residents near May Ave. and Memorial Rd.

People were shopping in stores and eating a restaurants when suddenly they found themselves in the dark. It was a challenge for managers at restaurants like Baker St. Pub.

“Everything just went dark,” said Chad Walter. “We had a decent crowd when the lights went out.”

Not a light was shining in the area off the Kilpatrick Turnpike, except for cars. Traffic was a near standstill around 6:30 Thursday evening because people in the area bolted out of the dark stores and headed home.

The lights were back on before 9:15 pm.