Power outages reported across East Texas

By Reagan Roy | rroy@easttexasmatters.com

Published 03/24 2016 07:29AM

Updated 03/24 2016 12:08PM

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Power outages have been reported across the East Texas region.

Below is the latest list of active outages.

Upshur Rural Electric:
 
Upshur County - 4,400 without power due to trees tearing down power lines and electric poles.
 
Oncor:
 
Smith County - 448 customers affected due to "vegetation and wildlife." Oncor describes this type of outage as commonly caused by interference by trees or animals. Trees planted near power lines are one cause, as tree branches and limbs can sway into power lines and electrical equipment. Power is expected to be restored around 11:00 a.m.
 
Swepco:
 
Gregg County - 354 customers without power.
 
Harrison County - 145 customers without power.
 
Upshur County - 245 customers without power.

KETK will update outage numbers as they change.

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