Ice Covers Much Of Farmers Electric Cooperative Service Area

Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022

Approximately 2,269 Farmers Electric Cooperative members were without power at 8 a.m.
on Thursday after a large winter storm covered much of northeast Texas with ice beginning late
Wednesday and into this morning. Ice caused many trees to fall into the powerlines during the
overnight hours, which has caused widespread problems across the service area.
Most of the outages are near the Hunt and Hopkins County line in the Cumby and Campbell
communities, and outages are also spread throughout the western potion of the co-op’s service
Crews are reporting that road conditions are treacherous due to the freezing rain, sleet, as well
as trees in the road, which has all slowed restoration efforts. The bitterly cold morning
temperatures are also hampering restoration efforts. The National Weather Service showed
Greenville to be 25 degrees at 8 a.m., and temperatures are not expected to get above freezing
until briefly on Friday afternoon.
Additional contract crews were deployed Thursday morning to help with the restoration efforts.
Many tree trimming crews are also being deployed to help the line crews clear trees.
Outages can be reported and monitored at the Farmers EC online Outage Center
at The co-op is also posting alerts to its website to keep members
updated on power restoration efforts.

Author: KSST Contributor

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