Ice storm causes widespread power outages in the Big Country

Ice damage in May, Texas

The ice storm that took place on Wednesday has caused widespread power outages in the Big Country.

According to AEP and Oncor, more than 2,000 customers are without power from May to Ranger.

The picture above shows large limbs, weighed down by ice, snapped off a tree in May.

Power outages in Ranger have affected the city’s pump station, which is now back on-line. However, Ranger ISD will be closed again on Friday in part because of the “power issues affecting students and staff.”

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There is so much damage to trees and shrubs that the city will take debris at the football stadium through March 5.

Eastland also lost power to its pump station because of heavy icing and falling trees. A boil water order is in effect until further notice for Eastland.

Breckenridge Fire Chief Calvin Chaney said his department and other city crews have been busy with downed power lines across the city and Stephens County.

Oncor is bringing in private contractors to assist with the weather emergency, according to Chaney.

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