At Least One Council Member Has Questions for Oncor About Protracted Outages
Ran into some acquaintances Sunday afternoon and into the evening who were still without electricity following Thursday's snowstorm; several of them packed up the kids and were forced to take refuge in Plano hotels, since Dallas was all booked-up for the All-Star festivities. Angela Hunt posted several items yesterday, back to back to back, concerning her constituents' linger loss of power -- due, according to Oncor, to "device level outages (transformers and fuses)." Fine, writes Hunt, but it's not like this is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence:
Based on the emails I've received, it sounds like many residents experience regular outages that Oncor needs to fix. Next week, I will be talking with Oncor to let them know about these problems and see what they will do to get them resolved.
Per Oncor's Twitter account , 15,000 remain without power (as of two hours ago) -- though some of that stems from new outages caused by yesterday's gusty winds. Then, there are those customers refusing Oncor emergency workers "vegetation management access." Really ? Really.
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