DECEMBER 6, 2013 – BURLESON – United Cooperative Services, by Friday morning, had escaped the brunt of a harsh wintry mix of ice, sleet and freezing rain that pelted much of North Texas Thursday night and into Friday, and the cooperative has experienced minimal damage and power outages. The electric cooperative, which delivers power to 78,000 meters in 14 counties, didn’t encounter an outage until approximately 5:30 a.m. Friday, and the number of members without power peaked at 400 at roughly 8:30 a.m. As of 9:45 a.m., 170 members were without power. All outages have occurred in the eastern portion of United’s service territory (mostly Burleson and Cleburne) with several in Meridian.
“We’ve been fortunate, so far, with the impact this weather event has had on our system,” said United CEO Ray Beavers. “The effects of ice and sleet on an electric utility are unpredictable, and often traumatic, but we had, and continue to have, all crews prepared if circumstances became or become problematic,” he added.
United emphasizes the need for members and the general public to stay clear of downed power lines. If a power line or utility pole is down, stay clear and call United or local emergency crews.
During a loss of electricity, members of United Cooperative Services should call their area office and report the outage. Please have your account number ready. During widespread outages, call volume typically surges. If you get connected to our automated phone attendant, please leave your information:
Glen Rose 254-897-9439
Possum Kingdom 940-779-2985
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