Widespread power outage in Montgomery County due to Hurricane Laura

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — There is a widespread power outage in Montgomery County due to Laura.

What is now a tropical storm has left thousands who use Entergy without power — including residents in Chambers, Liberty and Walker counties.

Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said the power outages residents are currently experiencing are called brownouts. Brownouts are necessary to protect the integrity of the unaffected power transmission line.

“If this line were to fail — all of Texas ENTERGY customers would be without power,” Noack wrote on Facebook. 

Noack said there is no estimated time on when the power will be restored.