PETROLIA (KFDX/KJTL) — UPDATE: Thursday, October 29 at 5:10 p.m.
Power has been restored to Petrolia, Byers and Dean following a 12-hour outage.
Eric Paul, Communications Representative of Texas-New Mexico Power Company, confirmed the restoration of services in the area.
UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. The outage under way affecting Petrolia, Byers, and Dean is being worked by crews at the moment and the current estimated time for power to be restored will be 5:00 p.m.
The outage started about 5:00 a.m. and was caused by a downed line, possibly from a combination of ice-related issues earlier in the week followed by high winds early morning. It’s affecting about 850 homes and businesses.
We appreciate the frustration for customers in Petrolia, Byers and Dean since this is the second lengthy outage to affect them in three days. The outage on Tuesday was due to ice several miles away on the same line.
“We can assure customers in those communities that we’re committed to reliability on our system, and we respond to and restore outages of any kind as quickly as safety allows.” Said Eric Paul Texas-New Mexico Power Communications Representative.
All in-person and virtual classes for students in Petrolia CISD will be cancelled Thursday, Oct. 29. due to power outages in the Petrolia/Byers area, according to Superintendent David Hedges.
All ballgames scheduled for Thursday night will still take place as scheduled. Classes are set to resume on Friday, Oct. 30 at normal times.