Nearly 10,000 Power Outages Reported Area-wide Overnight

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KFSM — More than 9,800 customers were without power following the line of storms that moved through our area early Wednesday morning (Mar. 1).

According to OG&E, 1,179 customers were affected in Clarksville, 749 in Fort Smith, 521 in Lavaca, and 66 in Mulberry.

According to Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative, 2,676 customers were affected in Johnson County, 1,339 in LeFlore County, 693 in Logan County, 598 in Franklin County, 257 in Sebastian County.

High wind gusts caused many power poles to snap in Panama and Spiro, according to LeFlore County Emergency Management.

Power is slowly being restored throughout the area on Wednesday morning.

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative restored power to nearly everyone in Franklin, Sebastian, Logan and LeFlore Counties as of 10:30 a.m. However, 1,980 people are still without power in Johnson County.

OG&E reported that 224 customers were affected in Fort Smith, 281 in Clarksville, 316 in Altus and 93 in Mulberry, as of 10:30 a.m.


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