GREENVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Greenville Electric Utilities Service reported Friday, of the 7,500 customers who lost power during Wednesday afternoon’s storms, 1,000 customers remain without electricity.
The utility company said it has all of crews, along with help from crews from Garland, working to restore the electricity in the city.
Those crews will be working throughout the night and probably the weekend until everyone is power up again, Greenville Electric said.
The National Weather Service determined on Thursday, it was straight line winds, not a tornado, that blew through Wednesday evening.
The city of Greenville said Friday, crews have removed most of the fallen trees that had blocked streets.
The trees that are tangled in electric lines will be removed by GEUS crews.
Waste Connections will also continue to work to remove some of the larger trees, as well as debris alongside streets.
Citizens are encouraged to exercise extra caution in locations where there are damaged trees.
Some trees may have damage that cannot be seen but could pose a hazard of falling during stormy, windy conditions.
There was significant damage to buildings downtown as well has Highland Terrace Baptist Church, but there were no serious injuries.