SWEPCO: Could be noon Wednesday before power restored in East Texas

SWEPCO: Could be noon Wednesday before power restored in East Texas
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POSTED: Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:02am

UPDATED: Monday, March 3, 2014 - 11:06am

Thousands of East Texas residents remain without power and SWEPCO officials say it could be noon Wednesday before power is restored.

“The rapidly forming ice storm caused a lot of problems especially in East Texas where there were pretty much three towns hit: Longview, Gladewater and Gilmer,” AEP Southwest Power Co. spokesman Scott McCloud said Monday morning.

As of 8 a.m., there were more than 9,000 customers without power in Longview, about 3,500 without power in Gladewater and about 2,500 without power in Gilmer, McCloud said.

Read more from the Longview News-Journal.

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