Tulsa Port of Catoosa suffers hours-long power outage
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
2/06/13 at 2:10 AM
A problem at a power substation left the Tulsa Port of Catoosa without electricity for several hours early Tuesday, officials at the shipping and manufacturing complex said.
The outage began about 4:30 a.m. and stemmed from a substation that had been worked on for several weeks by crews from American Electric Power-Public Service Company of Oklahoma, said David Yarbrough, deputy director and operations manager for the port.
Utility workers had the power back on by about 9 a.m., he said.
"Whenever we have companies without power, there are hundreds of employees without anything to do," Yarbrough said.
The port is home to 65 companies and about 3,700 employees.
Yarbrough said the port is working with AEP-PSO to find the cause of the problem.