From Staff Reports

EMERGENCY UPDATE: Due to ongoing record-low temperatures and generation, ERCOT has continued to direct Oncor and utilities across the state to drop power load through maintained controlled outages. These controlled outages are occurring across the state and the entire Oncor service territory.

Oncor was able to rotate some outages overnight, but poor grid conditions have continued to prevent us and other utilities from rotating, or rolling, the entirety of these outages, leading to extended periods without power for many of our customers.

At this time, ERCOT is unable to predict when grid conditions will stabilize, and urge all customers to be prepared for extended outages to continue. We also urge customers to prioritize the safety of themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors. Many local counties have also opened warming stations or shelters, which can be located online or by calling 211.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dear Navarro County Gazette readers: Due to the frequency of emergency news coming in at this time, a lot of news is being shared exclusively on our Facebook page. While I am trying to update bigger stories on the main site, smaller and important updates are also being posted there. I would encourage you to frequently check out our social media and “Like” the page if you have not already. I do not want any readers to miss updates during this crucial time.

Thank you – Guy Chapman

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