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Crews working to help 20,000 OG&E customers still without power

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OKLAHOMA — Some Oklahomans are still feeling the effects from the ice storm that hit last week.

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, about 20,000 OG&E customers are still without power.

The electric company says damage to the grid is “very extensive,” but they ensure crews are working their hardest to bring back power.

The hardest hit areas were El Reno, Enid, Bethany/Warr Acres, Yukon, and Oklahoma City, according to reports.

There are more than 1,300 linemen working the restoration. Crews have worked more than 200,000 outage tickets; they have repaired or replaced 279 poles and 681 cross arms in El Reno and OKC alone.

OG&E says the average time to replace a cross arm is two hours, so imagine more than 1,362 hours of work out in the cold.

OG&E has added two customer walk-up stations where customer reps will take outage reports and answer outage-related questions.

The stations are set up at Cassady Square (Britton & Penn) and 4301 N MacArthur (NW 42nd & MacArthur).