Nearly 12K PEC customers were without power Monday in Dripping Springs

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DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — Pedernales Electric Cooperative reported almost 12,000 outages in Dripping Springs on Monday morning.

Of 13,574 meters in the 78620 zip code, PEC’s outage map says 11,947 meters were affected as of 7 a.m. Monday. There were also a number of outages being reported in Driftwood.

At 10 a.m., the company reported nearly all of the outages in the Dripping Springs zip code had been taken care of.

There were nearly 4,000 outages reported near Buda and more than 3,000 outages reported in the 78737 zip code near the Travis/Hays county line. With most of those outages repaired, a new batch of almost 1,200 outages in the Wimberley area were reported.

Throughout PEC’s territory, there were more than 20,000 customers without power at some point Monday morning.

Storms with heavy rain, thunder and lightning and high winds rolled through the area overnight. A PEC spokesperson said the outages appear to be weather-related and “crews are on the scene attempting to restore service as safely and quickly as possible.”

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