Memorial Day weekend weather leaves behind big mess in Austin area


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Severe weather left thousands of people in the Austin area without electricity over Memorial Day weekend.

Austin Energy released new video on Tuesday to show what their crews are dealing with.

High winds broke tree limbs, which damaged power lines throughout the area. Overall, about 30,000 customers lost power from Friday night’s storm.


That number dropped to about 2,000 still without power on Saturday.

As of Tuesday night, there are fewer than 5 active outages leaving around 10 customers in the dark.

Austin Energy says crews are working hard to restore power to all of their customers as quickly as possible, but that these individual issues take more time.

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