Power outages dwindle as restoration work progresses
HOOKER, Okla. (July 2, 2014, 2 p.m. update) – As of 2 p.m., TCEC has restored power to 86 percent of the approximately 9,000 meters originally affected by the June 30 storm. Approximately 1,200 meters remain off at this time, with the majority in Texas and Cimarron Counties. Some smaller, scattered outages continue in other areas.
Restoration efforts continue to focus on returning power to residential members as quickly and safely as possible. Crews will continue to work extended hours through the holiday Friday to repair damaged poles and equipment.
Monitor outages via the cooperative’s outage map at www.tcec.coop. Stay connected with the latest updates via social media sites, Facebook: www.facebook.com/tricountyelectric or Twitter: www.twitter.com/tricountyec.
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Headquartered in Hooker, Okla., Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. TCEC is committed to delivering safe, reliable, affordable electric service. The utility serves approximately 23,000 member accounts in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, and the northern border of the Texas Panhandle. TCEC is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. For more information, visit www.tcec.coop.