Power being restored across area after thunderstorms pop up in East Texas

Power being restored across area after thunderstorms pop up in East Texas
Over South Broadway in Tyler.

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - As several East Texas towns had a line thunderstorms pass through Wednesday evening, rain came down heavily for awhile and lightning knocked power out in several locations.


As of 10:57 p.m., Longview area SWEPCO outages had been reduced to 512. Gilmer area outages are reportedly at 71 customers.

Also at that time, ONCOR was reporting fewer than five remaining outages southwest of Tyler. There are still 17 outages between Canton and Ben Wheeler off of Hwy 64. The cause of that outage is attributed to equipment failure, and restoration time is estimated to be by 5 a.m. Thursday. There are also still 52 ONCOR customers in Kemp without electricity. Restoration time for that area is unknown.

Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative has 82 outages as of 11 p.m., from Big Sandy to Gilmer, as well as in Little Mound, Pittsburg and Soules Chapel. No restoration time was stated.


In the Longview area, SWEPCO is reporting 3,674 (as of 951 p.m. Wednesday) customers without power; Henderson has seven, while Marshall has eight. Power outages are being reported all the way over to Shreveport as a result of the storms that swept through this evening.

Among Oncor customers, about 40 are without power in the Tyler area. Between Whitehouse and Troup, there are 28 outages being reported. In the Kemp area, 52 are without electricity at the moment. Oncor hopes to have everyone restored by 10 p.m.

Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative is reporting 22 outages as of 8:10 p.m.

Wood County Electric Cooperative is reporting just a few outages, including six in Wood County and one in Van Zandt County.

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