LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - In the wake of the storm system that blew through East Texas on Dec. 20 that left 8,500 people without power in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties, a spokesman for Oncor said there are no longer any power outages in the two counties.
"All of the power outages have been fixed unless it was a situation where re-wiring was needed," Grady Cashion, the Lufkin area manager for Oncor said.
According to a map on the Oncor Web site, thousands of customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are still without power. However, there are less than 150 customers in the East Texas area still waiting for their power to be turned back on, and those customers are located in Rusk, Frankston, and Tyler.
The National Weather Service reported that the storm blew through the area between 12:50 and 2 a.m. The high winds knocked down trees, downed power lines, and peeled roofs off of homes and storage buildings all over East Texas. Several Angelina County schools delayed the start of classes that day because of power outages, and Zavalla ISD canceled class the whole day.