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Thousands of West Texans without power as temperatures tank below freezing

The Oncor outage map shows dozens of outages between Midland, Odessa and Big Spring.
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MIDLAND, Texas — UPDATE: Nearly 10,000 West Texans are in the dark between Monahans and Sweetwater.

The Oncor power outage map shows more than 1,400 people without power in south Midland near I-20. Estimated restoration is 4:30 p.m.

There are over 400 people in the dark in West Odessa, according to the map. Estimated restoration is between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Over 500 people are without power in the Big Spring-Coahoma-Forsan area. Restoration for parts of this area are estimated at 5:00 p.m.

Two large outages are reported near Colorado City -- 1,100 people have no power. Restoration is estimated between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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As a historic winter storm settles in across Texas, more than a thousand West Texans are without power.

The Oncor power outage map shows over 1500 in Midland are in the dark, as temperatures hover around 10 degrees. A majority of the outages are concentrated in south Midland near I-20. Estimated restoration is unknown. Another 500 customers without power are reported in east Midland County. Estimated restoration there is also unknown.

Just under 800 customers are without power in north Ector County and West Odessa. Estimated restoration in this area is set for 2:00 p.m. 

Oncor issued the following statement on its website: 

"Due to record-breaking electric demand and reduced power generation as a result of the extreme winter weather, all Texans are asked to reduce their electric use as much as possible Sunday, Feb. 14 through Tuesday, Feb. 16. Even small steps, such as turning down the thermostat to 68 degrees, turning off and unplugging non-essential lights and appliances, and avoiding the use of large appliances like washers, dryers, and dishwashers, can help make a difference."

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