25 Feb Restoring Power after Oklahoma’s Ice Storm
Restoring Power after Oklahoma’s Ice Storm
February 25, 2022
An ice storm blew across parts of Oklahoma on Wednesday, causing widespread power outages. PLH Group’s Power Line Services (PLS) was prepared to mobilize prior to the storm, making for a quick response to impacted areas as soon as damage to electric power infrastructure began.
PLS crews immediately responded to impacted communities to restore power. They started in Norman, which is just south of Oklahoma City, and traveled northwest to Watonga. Crews were equipped with approximately 42 people, six line trucks with digging units, eight bucket trucks, and two backyard machines.
Thanks to its experience in storm response, PLS crews were poised to immediately respond to areas impacted by this ice storm. In fact, PLH Group’s energy-focused entities have over 40 combined years of storm response experience. The companies have crews that span the nation, contributing to their speedy response times.
Since 2009, over 5,000 PLH Group employees have safely responded to 350 storms. 125 of these storms occurred in the last three years alone. Crews were equipped with 7,581 pieces of equipment and delivered over 25 million man-hours of emergency response services.
PLH Group companies, including Power Line Services and Edison Power, are prepared to respond to damage caused by hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, ice storms, and damaging winds. Emergency response services include union and non-union crews, 24/7 dispatch, amphibious response, rebuilding of foundations and structures, and restoration of transmission, distribution, and substation infrastructure.
PLS and its PLH Group sister companies are positioned throughout the nation and are prepared to immediately respond to damage caused by natural events, such as the ongoing efforts to safely restore power throughout Oklahoma after the recent ice storm.