BEAUMONT, Texas — Some Southeast Texans can relax and know they can keep their homes cool today as Entergy announced Friday morning that the need for rolling blackouts in Southeast Texas is over.
A “major accomplishment” was completed late Thursday at about 10:30 p.m. when a major transmission line was energized according to a release from the company.
Following the repair of the transmission line the grid operator for the region cancelled a request for periodic power outages.
The Sabine Station power plant, in Orange County, did suffer minimal damage and was started back up Friday morning an Entergy spokesperson told 12News.
The re-start of the plant will allow the power company to server additional power load the spokesperson said.
MORE | Entergy's Outage Map Website
More than 117,000 Entergy customers in Southeast Texas are still without power as of Friday morning including...
- Jefferson County: 73,190
- Orange County: 38,179
- Hardin County: 4,569
- Tyler County: 752
- Liberty County: 464
Here’s a rundown from Entergy Texas on progress to restore power around Southeast Texas...
7 a.m.: Entergy Texas has 185,900 customers without power, including 121,228 from the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange and Silsbee areas.
6:58 a.m.: There are around 2054 customers without power in Woodville, Warren and surrounding areas. 50 % of the damage assessment has been completed. There are approximately 31 workers in the area to restore power to Entergy customers. The assessment has revealed there are approximately 3 poles down, 1 damaged transformer, 20 downed trees, 1500 feet of wiring down, and 5 broken crossarms. Servicemen are working all over the areas and expect the majority of customers who can take power to be restored today.
6:58 a.m.: There are around 4028 customers without power in Silsbee, Kountze, Lumberton and surroundings areas. 40 % of the damage assessment has been completed. There are approximately 84 workers in the area to restore power to Entergy customers. The assessment has revealed there are approximately 3 poles down, 3 downed trees, 6000 feet of wiring down, and 20 broken crossarms. Servicemen will be working in the Kountze area and the majority of customers who can take power will be restored today. Other servicemen will be working in the Silsbee, Lumberton and surrounding areas making repairs.
For the safety of our crews, please stay away from their work zones. If you need to report a problem with your service or get bill payment help, we’re just a phone call away: 1-800-ENTERGY.
For additional preparation tips and updates visit www.entergy.com/stormcenter
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