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Power outage closes Collin County Courthouse

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McKINNEY, Texas (AP) – An electrical outage has shut down the Collin County Courthouse and delayed government proceedings for at least a day.

A message on the county’s website Tuesday cited a power outage and said all county offices and court cases were postponed until Wednesday, when electricity should be restored.

County spokesman Tim Wyatt says the four-story courthouse, where about 300 people work, lost power Monday night. Wyatt says the issue might be with a transformer.

A spokesman for electric provider Oncor says the problem involves failure of some equipment that is the customer’s responsibility. Justin Ozuna says Oncor has disconnected power to the courthouse until county officials make repairs.

Collin County, with a population topping 850,000, is just north of Dallas.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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