Dallas, Texas - June 10, 2019 - Some 24 hours after a string of severe summer storms hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Oncor has restored power to more than 140,000 customers. The peak number of outages as a result of Sunday’s storms was more than 350,000 customers.
While crews continue to restore power, their efforts have been hindered by fallen trees and other debris which has caused poor driving conditions. In these heavily damaged areas, wide swaths of power lines and distribution equipment are not only being repaired but must also be reconstructed.
Based on experience with previous severe storms such as these, Oncor estimates that the vast majority of customers will have their power restored by late Wednesday. However, due to the unusually extensive damage from this storm, restoration for some customers may stretch into Thursday.
Oncor recognizes the hardships and inconveniences customers experience after severe storms like this one and remains focused on restoring power as quickly and safely as possible. Crews continue to work around the clock and more than 2,500 additional workers will join restoration efforts on Tuesday. Utility partners joining the effort are from Texas and states including, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina.