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Update: Power returned to Oncor customers after electrical accident caused injury, outage

RUSK, June 18, 2014—UPDATE: According to an Oncor representative, power has been restored to all customers in Cherokee County, at this time.

Approximately 1,000 customers were without power this morning, after an electrical accident occurred. An Oncor employee was flown to a hospital in Tyler due to injuries sustained in the accident. There has been no word on the condition of the employee.

More information will be released as it is available.


Original Story

RUSK, June 18, 2014— An Oncor employee has been flown to a Tyler hospital after an electrical accident this morning which has left much of the city of Rusk without power.

It is unclear at this time how the accident occurred.

According to Brenda Walker with Oncor Public Relations, the company is working hard to restore power to the city.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

KYYK's Gary Richards spoke wtih Oncor area Manager Tom Trimble about the incident. Click below for more.

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