Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Power outage affects Lantana area, including polling place

A power outage affected the Lantana area on Tuesday morning, leaving thousands without power for a short amount of time, including a polling place.

Voting came to a standstill before 9 a.m. Tuesday at Lantana Community Church, 2200 Jeter Lane East, according to residents waiting to cast their ballots. The Denton County Elections Administration said in a statement that election officials had emergency ballots on hand and a generator was sent in case of another emergency. Ballots cast Tuesday were not affected.

As of 8:30 a.m., more than 5,000 members were affected by the outage, according to CoServ. As of 9:15 a.m., that number had been reduced to less than 1,500. CoServ posted on social media that crews were working to address the outages.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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