Important System Repairs Cause Two Short Power Outages


HOOKER, Okla. – Required maintenance on a transmission line northwest of Guymon and a lightning arrestor on the east side of Guymon resulted in two separate, but brief, power outages for Tri-County Electric Cooperative members on Tuesday, March 6.

Members in rural areas of Cimarron County and western Texas County were without power for 20 minutes early Tuesday morning as crews repaired a transmission line along Highway 64.

In a separate maintenance procedure, accounts in the Guymon Industrial Park , along with several members northeast of Guymon toward Straight, experienced a four-minute outage at 10 a.m. as a Tri-County Electric crew repaired a lightning arrestor.

Tri-County Electric Manager of Customer Service Roy Smothermon said the short outages were necessary to prevent larger problems.

“We understand that any interruption in electric service is inconvenient for our members,” Smothermon said. “However, these brief outages allow us to make important repairs to simple problems that protect our system from sustaining more serious damage, which could potentially lead to larger power outages.”