U.S. Congressman LOUIE GOHMERT: Proudly Serving the First District of Texas


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TX-01 District Offices Without Power

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Washington, February 17, 2017 | comments

*UPDATE:  As of 12:30PM CST the power has been restored to our Tyler office and we are back to normal working conditions.*

A most tragic series of events occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, February 17th outside my district office located in Tyler, which resulted in the death of a worker attempting to repair the damage to downed power lines.

My most sincere condolences go out to the family, friends and coworkers of the Oncor contractor who was killed as he worked diligently in the service of east Texans who needed their power restored in the area. Also, my heartfelt sympathy is with those other workers who were injured at the scene. Prayers will continue for all those affected.  

As of 11:30am CST, we are still without power in the Tyler office which means our telephones, voicemail system, and computers are inoperable, as are our other east Texas office phones which are normally answered in our Tyler office and transferred to the person requested in the appropriate office. 

Please call my office in DC today if you need immediate assistance at 202-225-3035.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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