KENS 5: U.S. Rep. Doggett among the millions of Texans without power

AUSTIN, Texas — Like so many Texans, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett has been without power for three days and the temperatures inside his home are dropping to dangerous levels as the arctic conditions wreak havoc across the region.

“When I was last in our house this afternoon, the warmest spot in the house was down to 40 and that’s similar to what I’m hearing from other people,” said the Democratic congressman. “And what’s so troubling is that one block away, there is power and there has never been an outage.”

Millions of Texans are still without power as temperatures remain frigid throughout the state. While the temperatures are expected to increase throughout the week, there’s still no timetable for when power will be restored for some.

“I talked to ERCOT tonight and they say it boils down to needing more energy generation, and that energy generations is closely tied to the weather, which means when the weather improves, the situation will improve,” Doggett said.

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Author: KVUE Staff

Publisher: KENS 5

Date: Feb. 16, 2021