Power outages top 50,000

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - We checked in with Oncor's area manager to get an update on power outages.

It's no surprise with all the damage that about 35,000 people are without power in Lufkin.  Almost 16,000 are in the dark in Nacogdoches.

That's about 51,000 in all.

Crews from Oncor headed out about 3:00pm Saturday afternoon to survey the damage.

Their first priority is the hospitals, then the rest of the critical areas that need electricity and then they plan on working to restore power to everyone else.

Oncor officials ask that citizens be patient.