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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Utility company Oncor expects nearly all of the power across the Metroplex to be restored by the end of Monday. Roughly 14,000 outages remained across the Dallas area as of 4:00 a.m. on Monday morning. There were an additional 5,000 outages in Paris and Sulphur Springs.

The power outages have been prioritized by when they were first reported. Customers who have been without power since Friday, when the winter storm first started blowing through North Texas, should get their electricity back by Monday morning. Those customers who lost power on Saturday and Sunday should regain electricity late Monday afternoon.

Of the 14,000 reported outages remaining on Monday, only a few thousand were from Friday.

At its worst point during the winter storm, Oncor had reported about 270,000 customers without power. Most of those situations were the result of fallen tree limbs. The storm dropped ice on the DFW area, accumulating on trees and weighing down heavy branches. The limbs would then break and fall to the ground, damaging power lines along the way.

Oncor said that nearly 5,000 workers from eight states had been working around the clock to get power back to customers. “The severe weather and ice has continued to hinder our restoration progress, especially the treacherous driving conditions,” said Oncor COO Jim Greer. “We know that this has been a difficult situation for our customers who have been without power, which is why the customers who have been out the longest have been given the highest priority with today’s restoration. We will continue to work around the clock until every customer’s power is back on.”

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