AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Energy customers were without power Thursday following storms Wednesday evening.

The Austin Energy outage map showed 1,059 affected customers and 30 outages at 6:43 a.m. Thursday. That number reduced to 577 as of 1:21 p.m., but the number of active outages increased to 40. By 3 p.m., 412 customers were without power and there were 27 outages.

The utility said the “vast majority” of outages are weather related.

Austin Energy said as many as 4,000 customers were without power at some point overnight. Crews were able to restore power for those people. The outages were caused by tree limbs breaking in the high winds and falling on power lines.

“Please be patient as restoring power could involve removing toppled limbs from power lines in very rugged terrain,” Austin Energy posted to social media, along with photos of snapped trees.

The largest concentration of customers impacted are in the 78704 zip code with 197 customers without power in that part of the city.

Below is a full table of the number of customers affected in each zip code as of 1:21 p.m.

Zip CodeNumber of Customers Without Power
78704197
7872210
7874179
7874588
787034
787463
787214
78702102

Storm damage could be seen all over Central Texas after the storms early Wednesday evening. The below video is from viewer Todd Shaner in Manor; it shows a toppled backyard fence.

In Austin, storm damage was spotted in the area of Riverside Drive and Parker Lane.

Downed trees were also a common sight. The below photo was taken at the Home Depot in the Mueller neighborhood by Kyle Daniel Lloyd.

Downed tree after storms at the Home Depot in the Mueller neighborhood (Courtesy: Kyle Daniel Lloyd)
Downed tree after storms at the Home Depot in the Mueller neighborhood (Courtesy: Kyle Daniel Lloyd)

This sagging tree branch was also spotted by KXAN crews off North Lamar Boulevard.

Sagging tree branch off North Lamar Boulevard (KXAN Photo/Julie Karam)
Sagging tree branch off North Lamar Boulevard (KXAN Photo/Julie Karam)

To report a power outage, you can text OUT to 287846, according to Austin Energy’s website.