Scattered power outages reported as temps fall to dangerous lows

Entergy customers in Madison County were without power for at least four hours on Thursday.
As temperatures dip to dangerous lows, scattered outages were reported across the area.
As temperatures dip to dangerous lows, scattered outages were reported across the area.(MGN)
Published: Dec. 22, 2022 at 4:09 PM CST
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MADISONVILLE, Texas (KBTX) - Power was restored Thursday night to Entergy customers in Madison County and the City of Madisonville after being left in the dark for approximately four hours.

Most of the 2,000 Entergy customers affected by the outages were on the northwest side of Madisonville and along Highway 75 and Interstate 45 north of the city.

At 8 p.m., other areas of the region remain without power including Entergy customers in a neighborhood in south Huntsville, the east side of Trinity, and the east side of Riverside.

A spokeswoman for Entergy says all the outages are weather and wind-related and crews would continue to respond to outages overnight. A challenge they face, however, is if winds get too high, workers have to pause their work for safety reasons.

A handful of outages were also shown on BTU’s outage map on Thursday night.

Scattered outages were expected as high winds accompanied the powerful cold front that moved into the area on Thursday afternoon but utility providers have said there is enough supply to meet the demand over the coming days.

If localized outages happen, it’s likely due to tree limbs being knocked into power lines or something similar caused by wind.

Click here to view the latest outage information from Entergy.