Oncor prepares for possible power outages during winter weather

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TEXOMA (KFDX/KJTL)— With temperatures so low, utility companies like Oncor are staying very busy keeping everyone safe and warm.

Oncor wants you to stay as up-to-date and connected as possible, in the event of power outages.

You can always call your retail energy provider, and they’ll make the report to Oncor.

Or you can contact Oncor directly. The most effective way to do that is by setting up your account on the My Oncor app.

Oncor area manager Gordon Drake advises all to stay off the roads and if the power does go out, stay away from downed power lines, and check on your elderly neighbors who may need help.

“We know we’re going to see freezing temperatures and cold weather impacts, the good thing is, we’re prepared, right now generators across the state are generating enough power to meet demand whether that be normal temperatures or colder,” Drake said.

Drake adds they always recommend having plenty of batteries for extra radios or flashlights and maybe USB ports with phone charging capabilities.

You can also register for text alerts by texting 66267.

For information on power outages in your area, call Oncor at (888)-313-4747.

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