Massive Power Outages Expected in Collin County due to Inclement Weather

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As Texans anxiously anticipate the coming snow, many experts fear these snowstorms will bring massive power outages in addition to the 3-to-10 inches of snow. With the transition from a sleet and freezing rain mix to all snow expected on February 14th, Dallas General Electric says roughly 240,000 of its customers are likely to have no power for all of Valentine’s Day.

“Power outages and tree damage are expected due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The combination of the icing forecast and the snow and ice already on trees will make for a very dangerous situation,” the NWS said.

The outages are expected due to a combination of the ice, wind and snow that will hit the region. Given the size and severity of the storm, DGE spokesperson Elizabeth Lattanner said customers should be prepared to be without power through the weekend — potentially even a few days.

“A storm of this size will create challenges for our restoration response as well,” Lattanner said. “Our crews are working non-stop right now to prepare for the possibility of power going out overnight. We recognize it’s cold outside and folks need their power back on as soon as possible.”

Meanwhile, the Dallas Department of Transportation said driving conditions will be dangerous throughout much of Collin County and that ice, toppled trees, and downed power lines may close many roads.

State transportation officials are urging people to avoid travel if possible — and be ready for rapidly changing conditions if they do head out. Especially after the 133-car pileup earlier this week, experts fear that the upcoming snow will further exacerbate the already hazardous conditions.

Those who do travel should expect delays and extended road closures, officials said. They should also plan for alternate routes.

Various weather warnings and advisories are in effect throughout the region.

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