MS Power crews help restore power in Texas

DALLAS, TX (WLOX) - Mississippi Power crews are still busy helping restore power to residents in Texas. Monday, the team was working on restoring outages in the Wylie-Rowlett area, which is northeast of Dallas.

Mississippi Power is working with Oncor, which distributes power to 10 million customers across Texas.

At the peak of the storm, Oncor reported having 270,000 customers without power. Then another 50,000 additional outages occurred Saturday and Sunday. The new outages were a result of the continuing subfreezing temperatures and icy conditions that caused tree limbs to dip and break into power lines.

At 4am Monday, 14,000 outages remained in the Dallas area. Of those, only a few thousand were from Friday's initial ice storm.

Mississippi Power officials said the worst of the weather is gone, but it's still very cold and travel and work conditions remain challenging. The high on Monday was expected to be 37 degrees, but it will feel like 28 degrees with wind chill. The low Monday night will be 24 degrees, but the wind chill will make conditions feel more like 14 degrees.

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