Oncor explains power outages | Washstand


MIDLAND-ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – Oncor reported more than 8,000 customers without power on Thursday night, and Oncor Meteorology and Communications Representative Jennifer Myer said this was due to the sweeping winter weather conditions. parts of Texas, including the Permian Basin.

Ice, snow, and sleet are all factors that cause power lines to freeze, leading to mass blackouts across the state of Texas. Last February, a winter storm that left many Texans in the dark for days, says Myers, which is very different from the one we’re experiencing.

“Generally around this time of year, the last few weeks of January and the first few weeks of February, this is a golden time where we get both cold air and storm systems – the northern hurricanes. Extremely strong pole affects your area”

“Last year’s storm, we were in sub-freezing temperatures for 240 hours, which is about 60 hours maximum with extreme weather,” says Myers, a period much shorter than May. 2 year 2021.

If you experience power outages, Myers recommends calling 888-313-4747, and to keep an eye on outages happening in your area, get the “My Oncor” app on your smart device.

https://www.yourbasin.com/news/local-news/oncor-explains-power-outages/ Oncor explains power outages | Washstand

Aila Slisco

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