800 Without Electrical Power

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As of 1:30 p.m Tuesday afternoon approximately 800 people were without power in Sulphur Springs according to City Manager Marc Maxwell. Maxwell has monitored the restoration of electrical power following Monday’s severe weather.

At 6:50 p.m. Monday evening, 6,000 Sulphur Springs residents were without electrical power. By 7:30 p.m. Oncor reported there are 7,000 electric meters in Sulphur Springs without power. At that time David Collier with Oncor, reported to Maxwell that all electrical power in the city will not be restored by Tuesday morning. Oncor pledged to work through the night and continually until the problem is solved according to

Maxwell.

Electrical power outages, power poles and power lines down, buildings with substantial roof damage, roadways blocked by downed trees and flood waters, these were just some of the results of a line of severe thunderstorms with winds in excess of 50 miles per hour that moved through Hopkins County and the city of Sulphur Springs Monday afternoon between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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