Oncor Crews Head Home for the Holidays
DALLAS, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Oncor crews started home for Texas, after spending almost 11 days aiding Oklahoma Gas & Electric in restoring power knocked out by the biggest ice storm to hit the OG&E service area. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070829/ONCORLOGO) Oncor crews have completed work assignments from OG&E at the end of a restoration effort that continues, with approximately 26,000 consumers still without power. At peak, almost 300,000 people were without power. Continuing with final completion efforts, more than 100 contractors who normally are assigned to the Oncor area will remain in Oklahoma. It is expected that these contractors will work through Sunday in time to be home for the holidays. "We're proud of our employee's efforts in restoring more than 10,000 customers," said Senior Vice President Brenda Pulis. "Our employees worked in difficult areas where poles had to be climbed and materials carried in. We're pleased that our employees were able to help OG&E and will be home with their families for Christmas." Since Oncor's arrival on Dec. 10, Oncor's crews have worked in difficult situations with extremely cold weather and icy conditions. As of Wednesday Oncor crews have restored the power to more than 10,000 consumers. Oncor's efforts have not gone unnoticed by Oklahomans. In one thank-you letter received, a grateful Norman resident said that Oncor's crews looked like Santa Claus to him after being without power for 95 hours "The greatest achievement here is that Oncor has not only helped these people get their power back on, but they have done it safely with no personal or vehicle accidents to report," Pulis said. "We are very proud of our employees who have all worked hard and kept safety as a priority." Oncor is an electric distribution and transmission business that provides power to more than 3 million homes and businesses and operates more than 115,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines in Texas. Information about Oncor can be obtained by going directly to http://www.oncor.com.