Power outages still affecting Deep East Texas

Power outages still affecting Deep East Texas

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - After Monday's storms, which covered most of Deep East Texas, many residents are still without power.

According to the Oncor Storm Center website Tuesday morning, the highest number of outages are in the Alto area, with over 800 people in that area still in the dark this morning. 400 or so people in the Rusk area are still without power and nearly 300 in Lufkin.

According to Oncor, they are working quickly to restore power to East Texas and estimate that customers will have electricity as early as Tuesday morning or afternoon. 

The Lufkin area had the highest amount of residents without power on Monday evening. The Twin Oaks neighborhood in northeast Lufkin lost power around 2:00 PM when a tree toppled over and took out a large section of power line.

"I think this is the first time that I've known a tree to take down a line," said Twin Oaks resident Theadora Masters. "We've had the lights go off before but they have ever stayed out for long. This is longest we've ever seen the lights off."

Like many of the neighborhoods in Deep East Texas, Twin Oaks had no power overnight.

The Jasper County area was without power for several hours on Monday. According to DETCOG official, Bob Bashaw, power was restored to the area at 6 PM.

Stay tuned to KTRE for the latest updates on the outages and the estimated times power will be restored. You can also visit the Oncor Storm Center website at http://stormcenter.oncor.com/default.html.

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