AUSTIN (KXAN) — More than 3,000 Austin Energy customers were without power Thursday morning, according to the utility’s outage map.
The outage that spread across south Austin, including a portion of Congress Avenue between U.S. Highway 290/Ben White Boulevard and West Stassney Lane, was reported at 3:45 a.m. The utility said on Twitter that morning a bad transformer bank was the cause of the outage, but later clarified a fire had damaged the equipment. By 7:15 a.m., Austin Energy restored power to all but 84 people, according to its outage map.
The outage area was all west of Interstate 35 and stretches from the freeway past South First Street into portions of the South Manchaca neighborhood.