UPDATE: Power Outages Reported Across West Texas

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Power outages continue to persist across West Texas.

Thousands of people from Big Spring to Monahans are without power. 2,500 people in Ector County have been affected.

Other outages have been reported in North Midland near Greentree, Monahans, Andrews and Forsan.

ONCOR says they have been working to balance the load on their system and keep up with everyone turning on heaters.

ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, has ordered an end to the rolling blackouts that were ordered on Wednesday morning.

Everyone is being asked to reduce their use of electricity as much as possible to help ease the demand on the power grid.