East Texas utility crews chiseling away at power outages that impacted 4,000+

Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative says the hope is to have all service restored by tonight

East Texas utility crews chiseling away at power outages that impacted 4,000+
Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative crews continue to work to restore service to members of the East Texas utility in the wake of damaging storms the evening of July 10. [Source: Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative]

DOUGLASSVILLE, Texas (KSLA) - Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative says it’s impossible to know when electrical service will be restored to all of its members.

[Source: Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative]
[Source: Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative]

But the hope is that will happen by tonight, the utility adds.

Crews continued to work Thursday morning repairing damage from storms Wednesday evening.

At its peak, more than 4,000 members of the East Texas utility were without service.

Fewer than 2,000 were without power Thursday morning.

And as of noon, fewer than 1,000 still had no service.

Workers are "... having to cut away downed trees and rebuild knocked down lines and broken poles. Damage is scattered through out the service territory,” the utility reports.

“This type of restoration effort is time-consuming.”

Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative members can monitor the progress of restoration efforts by viewing the utility’s outage map.

As of Thursday afternoon, 591 customers were without electricity.

That figure includes:

  • 135 in Bowie County,
  • 319 in Cass County,
  • 71 in Morris County, and,
  • 66 in Titus County.

The highest concentrations are immediately west of New Boston and in the areas of Atlanta, Daingerfield and Mount Vernon, the map shows.

[Source: Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative]
[Source: Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative]

“We are working to resolve all outages as quickly and effectively as possible,” says a statement on the outage viewer.

The viewer also notes that the utility has received calls from 69 of its members in the past hour.

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