Be Ready if Ice Knocks Out Power
Texas-New Mexico Power is making plans in the event of power outages that could result from winter weather over the next week.
Customers in areas north, west and southwest of the DFW Metroplex are encouraged to confirm their own power outage plans as they prepare for whatever winter ultimately brings. Among the TNMP-served communities in those areas are Glen Rose, Lewisville, Meridian, Nocona, Olney, Petrolia, Pilot Point, Princeton, Saint Jo and Whitewright.
“The forecasts still are coming into focus, although clearly it’ll be unusually cold for a number of days,” TNMP President Neal Walker said. “But there’s a chance the electric system could be impacted if we get ice or wet, heavy snow.”
Additional TNMP crews and contractors will be ready to mobilize if there are significant effects.
Tips for customers
- Confirm your backup plans if anyone in your home depends on powered medical equipment.
- Stay away from downed power lines and away from trees contacting downed lines.
- Check flashlights or electric lanterns in advance.
- Ensure fresh batteries for flashlights and hand-held radios.
- Keep lanterns, phones, tablets and other devices charged ahead of time.
Crews will respond as quickly as safety allows, including limitations due to road conditions. Working safely in icy conditions requires deliberate attention to details.
Please keep your distance from our crews’ work zones, because of both regular safety hazards and to respect social distancing.
TNMP is a transmission and distribution service provider that delivers power to more than 260,000 homes and businesses on behalf of retail electric providers in Texas. More information is available at tnmp.com/about-us.