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Power outages still keep east Texas under the gun

Thousands across the state are still without power Monday. Right now, ONCOR is reporting just more than 60,000 customers are still in the dark across east Texas, with 7500 alone in the Tyler area.

And the same goes pretty much for the Lufkin-Nacogdoches area.

ONCOR's area manager, David Collier, spoke to us and says he has 23 crews out in the area working on 24 hour rotating shifts.

And they are also answering 9-1-1 calls.

"We have a man going on those emergency calls so that no one is injured. For those who have brush around their homes, and don't realize there may be power lines under it, so were no only concerned about citizen's safety but employees too," said Collier.

Collier says south Lufkin and Diboll is down because of a transmission feed, so he asks everyone to be patient.

And for those using generators as back up - be safe with those and ONCOR asks you kill the main disconnect so it does not back up into their system.

Here are the lastest power outages, as of 12:00 pm Monday:

The Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative says 3,019 customers are without power.

For SWEPCO and ONCOR customers:

In Gregg county, 8,209 customers are without power.

298 customers in Upshur are without power.

3,687 customers in Rusk county are without power.

In Smith county, 8,000 are without power.

4,000 are without power in Cherokee county.

ckhalil@kltv.com

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