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Velma council left in the dark

Oklahoman Published: February 28, 2013

VELMA -- Staying "enlightened" is a crucial part of local government. Those who govern don't want to be "in the dark."

But when recent winter weather struck, the Velma Town Council found itself temporarily lights out, the Duncan Banner reports.

A power outage caused by wind and ice forced city crews to turn to a backup generator, the Banner reported.

The Banner said the crew members remained on the job after the council meeting so local residents who lost power would have a location where they could stay warm until power was restored if they needed to do so.

In all, more than 2,700 customers were affected in the area.

Council members continued to work while emergency crews worked on their situation, as well as that of local residents.

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