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Austin Energy crews responded to hundreds of outages on Saturday after a severe thunderstorm hit Hill Country Friday. (Austonia staff)

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.


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.

Austin Energy customers can find an outage map here and report outages by calling 512-322-9100.

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