AUSTIN (KXAN) - Heavy lightning caused two large outages, knocking out power to more than 4,200 customers in North Austin as storms moved into the area.
A large band of heavy rain and lightning tripped the circuits for Austin Energy just after 8 p.m. Tuesday in the area around Braker Lane between Lamar Boulevard and Burnet Road.
Circuits are designed to automatically reset after a lightning strike but sometimes have to be manually reset, according to spokesman Ed Clark.
Austin Energy had power restored to all customers in the two large outages by 9 p.m. Crews were also assessing several small outages affecting a few customers.
Austin Energy advises all customers experiencing a prolonged outage to call 512-322-9100.
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