Homes Without Power May 28 Could Face Extended Outages

Nearly 10,000 Oncor customers in Highland and University Park were without power the evening of May 28, and officials warned that these residents could face extended outages.

According to the Oncor Outage Map, 4,830 customers in the 75225 zip code, and 4,971 customers in the 75205 zip code were without power at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening. A total of 477,331 Oncor customers in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties were still affected by outages, according to the map.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has issued a disaster declaration due to damage from Tuesday morning’s storm. University Park told residents in an update that, “(d)ue to the extreme nature of the damage, customers should prepare for extended outages. This will be a multi-day storm.”

According to the city’s update, debris has to be removed from lines before repairs can occur, and, in many cases “complete reconstruction of electric facilities will be required, including replacing utility poles and transformers before new power lines can be installed.”

Click HERE to read University Park’s severe weather update.

Trash pickup in University Park was slated to resume on Wednesday, May 29, after being suspended on Tuesday. Power had been restored the evening of May 28 at the University Park Public Library, but the Holmes Aquatic Center remained closed.

On May 27, the Town of Highland Park Pool was closed. The Highland Park Library was open. The Moody Family YMCA was also open.

To report an outage, residents can text OUT to 66267, call Oncor at 888-313-4747, use the MyOncor app, or click “Report an Outage” on the map, according to the Oncor Outage Map.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

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