The operator of the electric grid that lights most of Texas has discontinued a prior alert asking customers to use less electricity.
Strong winds downed some power lines and cut electricity to parts of North Texas. Oncor reported more than 2,000 homes and businesses without electricity, mainly in Dallas.
Many folks across Texas are probably tempted to crank up the heat on Tuesday morning. But the demand for electricity could mean power problems throughout the state.
Oncor on Tuesday reported that power restoration is essentially complete in the Dallas area. Crews continue working in the Paris area, where scattered outages continue.
With the power out since Friday, Wreford says it’s gotten down to 37 degrees inside her Lake Highlands area house — and she’s fed up with Oncor’s broken promises.
Utility company Oncor expects nearly all of the power across the Metroplex to be restored by the end of Monday. Roughly 14,000 outages remain across the Dallas area.
As temperatures remain well below freezing on Saturday morning, more than 130,000 customers remain without power in North Texas.
A lot of North Texans were still without electricity Friday night. And that means no heat for residents as temperatures continue getting colder.
More than 250,000 customers were without power Friday morning as a storm dumped ice on DFW. Oncor deployed more than 2,500 workers to help restore electricity.
There are not many drivers on North Texas roads Friday morning, but the few people who must get out of their homes should avoid Main Street in downtown Dallas.
The cold weather and threat of icy conditions has Oncor crews standing by in Lancaster, ready for any potential power outages that may appear across North Texas.
DFW is bracing for a winter storm. If you need to travel outside either before or during the storm, you should keep these emergency telephone numbers handy.