ICE STORM OUTAGE UPDATE - TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 6 P.M.
As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, restoration efforts continue to make progress. Most of the town of Beaver now has power. Approximately 2,370 meters in Beaver County and parts of Texas County are without power.
The Ministerial Alliance of Beaver has an emergency shelter set up at the Church of Christ. It is serving hot meals at 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. through Sunday. Contact Reverend Jim Reeves at 806.330.2267 for more information.
“We understand this is a hard time for those without power and that’s why we’ve called in so many additional hands to help,” said CEO Zac Perkins. “The safety of our members and our workers remains our first priority.”
Some members may be unclear who is responsible for repairs to their electric service. If we have pulled your meter, you need to contact a qualified electrician for repairs before we can connect your service.
Our restoration efforts are focused on critical infrastructure (transmission lines, main distribution lines, etc.). Again, do not touch any wire on the ground. Any line, no matter what type, has the potential to become energized due to storm damage. Please report downed power lines with the understanding that we are not able to give estimates of when crews will be in your area to take care of them.
If you use a portable generator, isolate it from our lines. Generators that are not isolated can feed back into our electrical system and possibly electrocute anyone coming in contact with those wires. If you don't have a double throw transfer switch installed by a qualified electrician, plug appliances directly into the generator using a properly sized extension cord. Notify TCEC of any generators in use that are not isolated so we can note your account. Due to the ongoing restoration, we are not performing generator inspections.
If you have not yet reported your outage, you can do so using SmartHub or by calling 580.652.2418. Outage duration will vary and is unknown at this time. Some outages could last weeks due to extensive ice damage. To track the progress of outage restoration efforts, see the outage map at tcec.coop. Follow us on Facebook for restoration photos and regular updates.
Special Instructions for Today:
Stay away from downed power lines. Always treat them as energized and do not touch them. If you have reported damage, we are aware of the issue and are working toward resolving it. Thank you for your patience.