About 600 people still without power after weekend storms


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some neighbors are still without power Sunday following weekend storms.

The latest numbers from Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative show that 600 customers are without power in 69 outages.

One of the larger outages is in Bastrop County, south of Highway 71 between FM 20 and FM 304. It is affecting 195 customers. A Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative official says flood damage caused that outage. A tree on the bank of a creek fell at around 10 p.m. Saturday, taking down a power line. Crews are monitoring water levels, but say for now it is too dangerous to remove the tree.

Another larger outage is in east Washington County, where high water is preventing crews from repairing damages and restoring power. Members affected by that outage have been called and informed by Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative crews that work to restore power there will begin when water levels recede and it is safe.

More than 50 crews and 250 employees are worked on making repairs and restoring electricity to people without power the longest on Sunday. A Bluebonnet Electric official says that they are pleased with the progress they are making and think power will be restored to all affected members they can safely reach by tonight or tomorrow morning.

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