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12 PM Update: DETEC - Weather Related Outages

As of 12 PM, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting approximately 1450 members remaining without power.

As of 12 PM, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting approximately 1450 members remaining without power.

 

Approximately 450 of these members are located in Carthage and Gary in Panola County.  SWEPCO – Southwestern Electric Power Company, has reported both transmission feeds that serve DETEC members on and along both sides of US 59 is currently out and not accessible by truck.  SWEPCO crews are working to safely access this area to restore the transmission line that serves DETEC members.  Due to the severe flooding in this area, SWEPCO is reporting that it may be late this evening before the repairs are made.  As soon as the transmission line is repaired by SWEPCO, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative crews can work to restore power to those members affected. 

 

Panola Co – approx. 450 members affected

Shelby Co. – approx. 400

Nacogdoches Co. – approx. 300

San Augustine Co. – approx. 200

Sabine Co. – approx. 100

 

We understand that being without electricity is a hardship, please be assured that your Co-op is working diligently to restore your power.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

 

DETEC would like to remind members to be safe - STAY AWAY FROM ALL DOWNED LINES.  Consider them all to be live and dangerous.  Call DETEC at 1-800-392-5986 to report downed lines and outages.

 

 

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