Oncor UPDATED : Monday, February 15, 2021 at 4:28 p.m.
Oncor is now reporting customers in the Wichita Falls area experiencing power outages have declined from around 20,000 about 11 a.m. Monday morning to under 6,000 at 4 p.m.
However, Oncor is warning customers to be prepared for extended outages into Tuesday.
They also urge users to conserve power as much as possible by turning off unnecessary lights and not running large appliances such as washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers.
UPDATE: Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:44 p.m.
Officials with Oncor released an emergency update Monday afternoon, asking all Oncor customers to be prepared to potentially be without power until Tuesday.
In a press release, Oncor officials said the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has requested Oncor and utilities across the state to implement controlled power outages to reduce high demand and protect the integrity of the electric grid.
The length of these controlled outages has been significantly extended due to the current emergency grid conditions and severe cold weather.
These outages are taking place across the service territory and ERCOT has said they could be required through Tuesday.
According to the press release, Oncor customers to be prepared to be without power for an extended period of time.
Oncor officials said their crews continue to make repairs from the storm and that they are doing everything possible to respond to each power emergency event.
Please find the full release from Oncor below:
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