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OG&E Crews On Track To Return To Oklahoma Following Hurricane Ida

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Throughout Jefferson Parish, OG&E crews and trucks work to restore power to the community following damage from Hurricane Ida. OG&E linemen work on power lines before setting them back in place.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric crews are nearing the finish line in helping to restore power in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida.

OG&E’s 270 line workers and other support staff are wrapping things up in Jackson Parish, Louisiana. The utility company says significant progress has been made and the crew members are on track to return to Oklahoma on schedule.

Chad Guthrie, OG&E’s manager of Distribution Construction, says the local community has outpoured many thanks of appreciation.

"Entergy’s customers are continually coming up to our men when we’ve completed a job – a task – they meet us back at our vehicles and they just really continue to thank us and show appreciation."

The restored power is bringing much needed relief from 90-degree heat and making streets safer to navigate as crews continue cleanup and residents return to their homes.

The OG&E team will head back to Oklahoma on Tuesday.

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Nyk has worked in radio since 2011 serving as a board operator, on-air announcer and production director for commercial radio stations in Iowa. Originally from the Quad Cities area, Nyk joined KGOU in 2018 as a practicum student studying Creative Media Production at OU. Upon graduating the following year, he became part of KGOU’s staff and is now the local Morning Edition host. When not on the air, Nyk likes to read, listen to music and follow news about the radio industry.
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