Power restored for thousands of Central Texans after gusty winds causes outages

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — About 3,500 Austin Energy customers lost power Thursday afternoon, according to the power utility. As of Friday morning, less than 60 customers were still without power.

The problem? Windy conditions in the area Thursday, with gusts up to 30 to 40 miles per hour. The First Warning Weather Team says a Wind Advisory is in effect for most of Central Texas through 7 p.m.

Austin Energy posted a video to Twitter from Twin Oaks Drive in central Austin, showing sparking power lines caused by wind and trees.

Oncor is reporting hundreds of customers affected by power outages in Williamson County as of Friday morning. On Thursday, that number was more than 8,000. The company estimates power will be restored as late as Friday morning.

The outages impacted at least one Central Texas school. The Austin Community College Round Rock Campus closed for the day Thursday due to an outage in its area. Classes and activities will resume Friday, the college says. No other ACC campuses are affected.

Below, you can find links to power outage maps from power utilities in Central Texas.

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