Power outages and downed trees

Power outages and downed trees
Apr 18 2019 - 10:25:00 am

PALESTINE, Texas (April 18, 2019) – Strong storms moved through the area last night causing severe damage throughout the City. The Water Treatment Facility has sustained damage including several downed power lines and is currently without power. Until further notice, please conserve all water use to emergency use only.  We will continue to keep City residents informed as we continue efforts to restore operations to all City facilities.

Please be aware that Oncor will be clearing major feeders first before they can send crews to individual damage. Please bear with us as we work to clear the streets and Oncor restores power. Be aware of your surroundings and do not attempt to go near a downed power line or fallen tree.

To report trees down please contact Public Works at 903-731-8423. If due to high call volumes you cannot get through, please call Customer Service at 903-731-8400.

The City of Palestine is opening its Compost Facility located on Spring Street between Palestine Ave. and the Loop where people can drop off their tree debris until 7 pm, or later if necessary, at no charge.