NORMAN — Norman has experienced 20 days with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees so far this year. With conditions as severe as they are, a number of things can go wrong. For the residents in the Shadow Lake neighborhood near Rock Creek Road and 12th Avenue, it came in the form of a power outage.
The Shadow Lake community experienced the first of two power outages around 5 p.m. Monday, which lasted until 7:30 p.m. The next night, another outage occurred at 9 p.m. and lasted until almost 11 p.m.
“A fuse blew Monday night, caused by an overload,” said James Chappell, the local manager of OG&E. “The same piece of equipment blew the next night, as well.”
An estimated 600 people were effected by the power outage, authorites said. Many are wondering if this is going to be an on going problem.
“We’ve sent a crew to rebalance the equipment. One of the problems is we have a bigger load in that area compared to last year,” Chappell said Wednesday. “We are monitoring the area today and will continue to do so the rest of the week.”