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Oncor: 800,000 power outages during winter storm

Published On: Dec 20 2013 07:46:16 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 20 2013 07:46:57 AM CST

DALLAS (AP) -

An executive for utility company Oncor says more than 800,000 customers in North Texas lost power at some point during the winter storm that crippled much of the region.
    
Chief Operating Officer Jim Greer said in Thursday testimony before the Texas Public Utility Commission that crews from as far as Florida were brought into North Texas earlier this month when freezing rain hit power lines and roads.
    
Parts of east Dallas and the suburb of Plano did not have power for four days. The East Texas town of Paris did not have full restoration of power for five days.
    
As many as a quarter-million customers were without power at one time during the height of the freeze two weeks ago.