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Nearly 2,000 Burleson Residents Lose Power

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JOHNSON COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) - One community in Burleson was left in the dark Monday night when the power went out.

It happened twice in the same day, affecting nearly 2,000 people the second time. Many residents stayed warm at an emergency shelter, but some opted to stay home so they wouldn’t leave their pets behind.

“I’m not going to leave my animals, so everybody will get under the blankets. They do that anyway,” said Burleson resident Michelle Lockhart.

An underground power line leading to a substation failed early Monday morning, according to ONCOR. The electric delivery business said they didn’t know if the plunging temperatures had anything to do with the failures.

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Resident Ashley Dumas sought refuge from the cold with her three children in a store. But eventually, after waiting all day for power, Dumas packed up and went to stay with family.

The shelter is scheduled to remain open from 9:30 p.m. Monday until 7:30 a.m. Tuesday for any families in need of a warm place to stay.

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