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Power outages restored for Wood and Van Zandt Counties

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Wood County Electric Cooperative experiencing power outages in Van Zandt and Wood Counties. Wood County Electric Cooperative experiencing power outages in Van Zandt and Wood Counties.
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

East Texans in Van Zandt and Wood Counties were left without power around 10:15 a.m. Sunday. 

According to Wood County Electric Cooperative, a transmission outage affected over 3,500 meters of their service territory. These areas included: Van, Grand Saline, Lindale, Red Springs, Ben Wheeler, and Lake Holbrook. 

They say the outage was caused by a fault on the transmission line. Power has been restored to all meters.

Those affected should:

- Report outages to the cooperative at 1-866-415-2951. Due to a high volume of calls, some calls may revert to the automated system. This system allows input of the necessary information to record an outage.

- Use extreme caution with any usage of generators and only outdoors. Never connect a generator directly to a home as it can present electrocution risk to utility workers and neighbors served by the same transformer.

- Be patient.

- Those with mobile communications devices can check the real-time progress of outages and restoration by going to www.wcec.org and clicking the Current Outages link on the bottom left of the screen.

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