More than 7,000 Austin Energy customers were still without power early Saturday evening, after a severe thunderstorm hit Austin Friday evening, and some may not see it restored until Sunday.
The storm, which brought 67-miles-per-hour winds and isolated flooding at some low water crossings, left more than 30,000 customers without power at the peak. Although many of those outages have been addressed, the remainder may leave some in the dark for more than 24 hours.
A look at the impact from the gusty winds from Friday night's storm.
📷 Trees broke power lines. There are numerous cases like this across the area. Please remain patient as our crews work through these hazards.
It is possible some customers may be without power until Sunday. pic.twitter.com/4H2qEUFDHt
— Austin Energy (@austinenergy) May 29, 2021
The ongoing outages are dispersed throughout the city and are mostly due to damaged power lines caused by falling trees. Austin Energy crews are focused on major circuits so as to restore power to the greatest number of customers, according to a tweet posted on Saturday afternoon. Smaller outages may not be addressed until Sunday.
A Randalls was closed Saturday due to a power outage. (Austonia staff)
Some Austin Energy customers took to social media to complain about ongoing outages, referencing the winter storm in February, when hundreds of thousands were affected.
So glad I brought a UPS after the last big storm & power outage. Seems like Austin's utility infrastructure is crumbling under the growth we've seen and now every thunderstorm means multi-day power outages for some residents. https://t.co/FJeuVOP51g— Annie Hsieh (@ankey) May 29, 2021
So we lost power about 6:45 pm yesterday, and we've gone from being told we'd get power back within 3 hours to 🤷♂️ to, apparently, tomorrow, since we're part of a smaller outage. Not good, @austinenergy. And of course there's no one available to speak with customers right now. https://t.co/9A6h91ybob— Cuff Balboa (@cuffbalboa) May 29, 2021
Austin Energy customers can find an outage map here and report outages by calling 512-322-9100.
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