UPDATE: Widespread power outages reported in Nacogdoches and Angelina Counties

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Oncor is hoping to have all reported power outages restored today.

As of 10 Wednesday morning, Oncor reported 400 outages remaining in Angelina County and 1,000 outages in Nacogdoches County.

Electric crews spent Tuesday night responding to call after call of reported power outages in Nacogdoches and Angelina Counties.

The storms that accompanied the much needed rain caused damage in the form of downed trees, debris and power outages that stretched across several counties with as many as 6,000 outages reported at one point in Nacogdoches County. That number is now only 1,800 homes without electricity.

At newstime Tuesday night, "There are about 1,100 power outages reported in Angelina County.  The outages are very widespread.  We're working as fast as we can to restore power, but this is early in the storm and I suspect it will be along night," said David Collier, Area Manager Oncor Electric Delivery.

Collier said there is no way to predict how soon they will be able to restore power to 100%.

Meanwhile, Deep East Texas Electric Coop in Nacogdoches reports it had about 9,500 outages at the peak of the storm and by mid-morning Wednesday they were working to restore less than 500 outages.  A spokesperson said they felt assured all of the repairs would be complete by nightfall and observed that the widespread outages were mainly due to limbs and trees on powerlines.

A shift supervisor with the Nacogdoches Police Department Tuesday said the calls had been coming in practically non-stop for requests for help with fallen trees in roadways.  The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department is experiencing a similar situation.  Neither department, so far, has reported major property damage due to the storm.

"If you have not received as much rain as you would like, don't give up hope just yet.  There's another good chance of rain for Wednesday," said KTRE Meteorologist Brad Hlozek.

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