Over two million homes and businesses in Texas are without power Monday morning as winter storm Uri sweeps across the central United States.
“The agency that oversees Texas’ electric grid declared an ‘energy emergency alert three’ early Monday after the grid experienced a systemwide failure,” the Weather Channel reported.
The alert turned into rotating outages that are likely to continue through Tuesday morning, according to grid managers.
About 2.5 million people were without power as of 9:00 a.m., the outlet tweeted:
At least 2.5 million customers without power across Texas this morning. #Uri
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) February 15, 2021
“Every grid operator and every electric company is fighting to restore power right now,” explained Bill Magness, who is president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
The report continued:
Texas set a winter