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.
 
 
 

SOURCE Oncor

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