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Friday, February 26, 2021

Texas chill expected to ease a little

The Associated Press

 

Texas has seen the worst of the latest arctic blast, with temperatures dropping into the teens for the second night in a row in much of the state.

The National Weather Service predicts a slow warming trend Tuesday, with temperatures climbing into the 40s statewide. Far South Texas was due for some cold rain.

AEP Texas reports almost 5,000 customers lost power Monday night in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, while another 3,500 went dark in the Laredo area. Oncor reported about 2,200 customers were without power in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Monday night.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which manages the electric grid that serves most of Texas, has appealed for conservation to avoid overtaxing generating and transmission facilities.

 

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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