Lubbock Families Left In The Dark After Tuesday's Snowstorm - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/3/04

Lubbock Families Left In The Dark After Tuesday's Snowstorm

1,800 families in the Lubbock area are still without electricity on Wednesday. This after Tuesday's snowstorm invaded the South Plains.

"This is about the worst I've seen it since I've been around." In ten years of living in Southwest Lubbock, Billy Frizzel and his family have never seen anything like this.

"The snow was so heavy on the wires and it was the size of a coffee can around those wires and with the wind blowing them it was moving the poles, so it was a bad deal," explains Frizzel, leaving them powerless and forcing the family, like several others in the area, to spend Tuesday night in a hotel room.

"It was awful cold last night so we weren't going to stick it out here in the cold," he says. When they came home Wednesday, the family found more than their electricity back, heavy snow caused the family carport to collapse. "It's a good thing we went to the motel because her car would have been underneath there and it might have messed the car up," remarks Frizzel.

But this electrifying experience left the family with a new appreciation for the simple things in life. "You don't realize how much you depend on electricity until it's not there then you got to regroup and figure out what you're going to do without it," he says.

The South Plains Electric Co-op would like to remind those who use a generator to power their home to notify them before doing so to avoid injuring workers repairing the lines. They are working to have all power restored by no later than Thursday evening.

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