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Latino Daily News

Thursday February 3, 2011

Mexico Sends Electricity to Texas to Help Out During Blizzard

This year’s snow blizzard that resulted in Texas implementing rolling blackouts, was a made a little more tolerable thanks to electric power sent over across the border from Mexico.

Texas, in a move to conserve electricity, conducted statewide rolling blackouts yesterday, which were lessened in severity when Mexico’s state utility began energy transfers throughout the storm.

The energy, enough to power 56,000 Texas households, was sent through the Mexican border cities of Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Piedras Negras.  The rolling outages saw many Texan cities with no traffic signals, some hospitals go dark, and most schools closed for the third day.

As of this afternoon Mexico suspended the energy exports, several hours before they were to end, when several of the country’s energy centers were damaged by record low temperatures in the country.