LUFKIN, NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE)- Oncor Electric officials are reporting that as of 11:35 am at least 35,000 people in Lufkin are without power. In Nacogdoches, it is reported that at least 15,000 are without power.
Oncor officials say restoration efforts will not start until the winds settle down which is not expected to happen until later this evening.
They also recommend contacting your electric retail provider to report a power outage in your area. Stay with KTRE and KTRE.com for the latest information on Hurricane Ike.