Help On The Way to N.Texas -Thousands Without Power

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

DALLAS (AP) - Electric linemen are being brought in from
Oklahoma and Houston to help restore power to tens of thousands of
North Texas customers left in the dark by a series of storms.
Damaging wind tore limbs from trees throughout the region,
causing many of the power outages to more than 250,000 homes and
businesses overnight. Dallas-based Oncor Electric Delivery
spokeswoman Jeamy Molina says power had been restored to all but
145,000 Dallas-Fort Worth-area customers by daybreak today.
Oncor senior vice president Charles Jenkins said in an early
morning statement that the company is bringing in 550 contract
linemen, 1,100 extra tree trimmers. It's also borrowing 60 workers
each from Oklahoma Gas & Electric and Houston-based CenterPoint.
The National Weather Service reports as much as six inches of
rain had fallen on Dallas County as of daybreak, with more rain in
the offing.
Winds estimated up to 70 mph swept the area, causing widespread
damage. The worst appeared to be in the northern suburbs of Dallas
and Fort Worth, where trees and chimneys toppled.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 47814987 -
Gray Television, Inc.