This is an establishing story and will be upgraded regularly.Oncor Electric Delivery said early Thursday that it was able to end controlled power interruptions formerly needed through this weeks severe winter season weather condition, though countless North Texas homes were still without power due to damaged equipment.Oncor stated as of 6 a.m., 150,000 of its clients statewide were still without power due to the fact that of damage to devices from both of this weeks winter season storms. The company stated a great deal of the equipment damage couldnt be identified until power returned online.”Our personnel will continue working 24/7 to restore power to remaining clients,” Oncor stated in a Tweet. “We recognize the difficulties this power emergency situation has actually caused our consumers & & communities. We value their patience as we [await] the return of electric generation & & secured the TX electrical grid.”As of 6:30 a.m., Oncor reported more than 4,500 interruptions statewide. More than 22,000 of its impacted clients remained in Dallas County, and more than 35,000 remained in Tarrant county.The company said it may take some time for its failure map to properly reflect the number of blackouts as devices returns online.Across the state, more than 511,000 houses lacked power just after 11 a.m., according to Power Outage.us. Thats the most affordable variety of failures seen all week, but still represents a significant amount of Texas houses braving cold weather condition without electricity.The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the company that oversees the states power grid, said that those who still dont have power likely fall into three categories: people in locations where devices is damaged, individuals in areas where power was taken offline and needs to be put back online by hand, or people who are customers with large industrial facilities that willingly shut off their power to assist save energy today.”Were to the point in the load restoration where we are permitting transmission owners to restore any load they can associated to this load shed occasion,” Dan Woodfin, ERCOTs senior director of system operations, said in a news release. “We will keep working all the time until every single client has their power back on.”In the wake of the extensive interruptions, chosen and public authorities have raised concerns and called for examinations into ERCOTs practices and preparations for the extreme weather events.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said on Thursday that your home Energy and Commerce Committee would “will be using up some type of examination” into the fallout from Texas historic freeze, calling it “an appearance into it to see how things couldve turned out better and will turn out better in the future.””Our hearts and prayers go out to the individuals of Texas for what they are suffering in their situation there, in regards to lack of water, absence of energy,” she stated at a press conference on Capitol Hill.Pelosi noted that she has a child who resides in Houston, “so I know firsthand what her issues are.” She stated her daughters “concerns are small compared to people in requirement, individuals really in need.””To lose water and service for my household is one thing,” Pelosi stated. “But for individuals who dont have so lots of alternatives, its just heartbreaking. I would hope that the general public policy of the state would acknowledge the requirements that exist.”She stated Texas legislators are requesting immediate federal help on a variety of fronts, varying from house repair help to small business loans to COVID vaccination help.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement Wednesday night that he is planning to release an investigation into ERCOT and other related entities in reaction to todays outages. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation likewise validated earlier this week that they will be introducing an investigation into the huge failures.1/ 23Leighanne Katz, left, dressed in a Thunder Buddies outfit and Billian Lawal, right, in a Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer costume walk from a 7-Eleven corner store at the crossway of Elm St and Ervay St on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, in downtown Dallas.(Irwin Thompson)2/23Carlos de Jesus takes a selfie in front of the frozen fountain at the Richardson Civic Center after a 2nd winter season storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperature levels to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Richardson. After seeing the fountain freeze of the past couple of days, de Jesus, who lives nearby, said he chose to take an image Wednesday on his way house from work.(Smiley N. Pool/ Staff Photographer)3/23Leonel Solis and Estefani Garcia use their automobile to warm their home in East Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. The couple, who lost power on Sunday, have been utilizing electrical energy from a next-door neighbors generator and heat from their vehicle to stay warm after seeing it on TikTok.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff professional photographer)4/23An Oncor crew works on along Elsie Faye Higgins Street as power interruptions continue throughout the state after a second winter season storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperature levels to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Dallas. ((Smiley N. Pool/ Staff Photographer)5/23People toss a football on Bishop Boulevard on the SMU campus after a 2nd winter storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperatures to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Dallas.(Smiley N. Pool/ Staff Photographer)6/23After seeing a publishing on Facebook, LaDonna (no last name offered) drove from Johnson County to gather some of the dumpsters-full of ice cream tossed out at a Southwest Arlington Kroger shop, Wednesday, February 17, 2021. LaDonna said shes collecting the frozen goods for her neighbors. “I do it because they would do it for me.”, she stated. Rolling power blackouts this week have required services to clear product that needs refrigeration. The power is back Wednesday and the store is open.(Tom Fox/ Staff Photographer)7/23Darryl Davis sits on a grate to keep warm on Main Street early Wednesday morning February 17, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. He said he didnt want to go to the warming center at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.(Irwin Thompson/ Staff Photographer)8/23Two pigeons land, in the snow, on a mini design of the City of Dallas at the intersection of Pacific Ave and Akard on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in downtown Dallas.(Irwin Thompson)9/23Dallas Police Officer Victor Guardiola brings a portable heating unit to Sylvia Cardona after freezing temperatures struck North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.(Lola Gomez/ Staff Photographer)10/23Traffic seen on a snowy and icy North Central Expressway in Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Countless Texans have actually lost power in the middle of this record-breaking winter season storm.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff professional photographer)11/23USPS mail provider RayShawn Riley delivers mail to a snow covered community after a 2nd winter storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperatures to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Richardson.(Smiley N. Pool/ Staff Photographer)12/23A snowman in Lower Greenville sits with fresh snow on its head in Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Millions of Texans have lost power in the middle of this record-breaking winter season storm.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff photographer)13/23Franco Pompa grills chicken in his backyard at his East Dallas house on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. One of the generators is also being used to power neighbor Leonel Solis house through a long extension cable.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff photographer)14/23Patricia Broadway (left) and Leon Morris put the cover back after shutting the water off in Broadways house in east Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Broadway noticed a pipeline busted under her cooking area even though she stated she did everything right.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff photographer)15/23Josh and Amy Moore hold hands as the walk along the street along with Prairie Creek Park after a second winter storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperature levels to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Richardson.(Smiley N. Pool/ Staff Photographer)16/23A TxDOT snowplow clears snow from N Hall St over North Central Expressway in Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Countless Texans have actually lost power in the middle of this record-breaking winter season storm.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff photographer)17/23A indication recommends customers getting in a South Arlington QT that they have no running water, Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The City of Arlington told citizens to conserve water and boil water after a possible water pipe break.(Tom Fox/ Staff Photographer)18/23Letter provider Angel Garcia provides mail to a snow covered area after a 2nd winter season storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperatures to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Richardson. “Were going sluggish, but we are getting it provided,” Garcia stated of USPS mail deliveries.(Smiley N. Pool/ Staff Photographer)19/23People check out the partly frozen waterfall in Prairie Creek Park after a second winter storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperatures to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Richardson.(Smiley N. Pool/ Staff Photographer)20/23Crews utilize plows to clear snow from the Terminal B tarmac at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Another round of snow fell overnight at the airport.(Tom Fox/ Staff Photographer)21/23Jack Levison and Priscilla Pope-Levison take a walk down Swiss Ave in Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff professional photographer)22/23James Annon strolls his canine, Jax, across the intersection of Main St and Ervay St on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in downtown Dallas.(Irwin Thompson)23/23Leonel Solis (left) and Estefani Garcia get all set to cook exterior of their home in East Dallas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. The couple, who lost power on Sunday, have been utilizing electrical energy from a neighbors generator and heat from their car to remain warm.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff photographer)Hard freeze alerting provided for North Texas While there is no more snow in the projection, Dallas-Fort Worth was set for another frigid night with lows expected to drop into the teenagers Thursday into Friday.As an outcome, the National Weather Service released a hard freeze caution for all of North Texas. The warning runs from 9 p.m. Thursday through 9 a.m. Friday, and it includes the Dallas-Fort Worth location. “Hard freeze conditions will result in damage to exposed pipelines and additional water main breaks are possible,” the Weather Service stated in a declaration. To prevent outdoor pipes from freezing, the Weather Service advised pipelines are wrapped, drained pipes, or allowed to slowly leak. In-ground lawn sprinkler should be drained pipes, and above-ground pipes ought to be covered to keep them from freezing, the Weather Service said.Friday morning will be rather cold, however increasing sunlight will improve afternoon temperature levels into the low 30s, a little above freezing.The weekend will be dry with a warming pattern with highs in the 40s Saturday and 50s on Sunday. Next week looks rather regular for the latter half of February with highs mainly in the 60s. Road conditions could worsenEven as North Texans put the worst of the winter season storms behind them, road conditions could worsen over the next numerous days, the National Weather Service warns.While temperatures stay listed below freezing, ice will still be consistent on the roads. The Texas Department of Transportation said it would continue to treat and plow streets ice patches on Thursday, but urged individuals to prevent excessive travel.The agency said it is running more than 700 snow plows and more than 200 motor graders to treat roadways throughout the state.As the weather condition begins to heat up through the weekend, a cycle of partial melting and refreezing will start, developing black ice and bumpy ruts, also called cobblestone ice, on the roads through Saturday.The Weather Service advises preventing the roadways if possible, however if people have to go out, they must intend on longer commutes and hazardous conditions through the weekend.KXAS-TV (NBBC5) added to this report.

(Juan Figueroa/ Staff professional photographer)4/23An Oncor team works on along Elsie Faye Higgins Street as power failures continue throughout the state after a second winter storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperatures to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Dallas. ((Smiley N. Pool/ Staff Photographer)5/23People toss a football on Bishop Boulevard on the SMU campus after a second winter season storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperature levels to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Dallas.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff professional photographer)11/23USPS mail carrier RayShawn Riley delivers mail to a snow covered community after a second winter storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperature levels to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Richardson.(Juan Figueroa/ Staff professional photographer)15/23Josh and Amy Moore hold hands as the walk along the street alongside Prairie Creek Park after a second winter storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperature levels to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Richardson.(Tom Fox/ Staff Photographer)18/23Letter carrier Angel Garcia delivers mail to a snow covered community after a second winter season storm brought more snow and continued freezing temperatures to North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Richardson.

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