Oncor Power Outages

Over the last couple of days, Oncor has been working to restore power to about 200,000 DFW homes that lost electricity due to the snow storm.  They are using about 5000 crew members, some of whom are pulled from Oklahoma and other Texas cities.  I know many District 14 constituents are still without power and I have asked Oncor to please advise me when power will be restored to these homes.  I will post again if and when I get additional info.

I received the following update from Oncor this morning:

As of 6 am this morning, power outages have dropped to approximately 25,000 in the City of Dallas.

Oncor is completing repairs with the help of mutual assistance crews from Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E), AEP Texas and CenterPoint, as well as contract construction/repair and vegetation management workers from South Texas, Austin, Houston, Beaumont, Jasper and Midland, as well as Oklahoma, Tennessee, Missouri and Louisiana. Thousands of workers have been working around the clock since beginning to arrive on Friday, Feb. 12.

Restoration crews continue to encounter streets littered with broken trees and limbs, preventing access until tree pruning crews arrive.  Some homeowners experiencing individual power outages may continue to be without power through Sunday evening and are encouraged to make alternative arrangements until power is restored. Oncor will continue to work around the clock to restore power to all customers that are able to receive power.

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