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500 Austin residents without power as lights stay on for most in winter storm

In the downtown Seaholm District, the lights remain on Thursday morning as seen on the tree lights. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

Austin Energy is currently reporting 6 active outages, affecting 497 households as the frigid winter storm moved in overnight.

As temperatures dropped to below freezing, 99.90% of Austin Energy customers have power as of 1:24 p.m. To view a map of outages in the city, click here.

Over 1,000 residents in Windsor Park were without power at 8 a.m. and 281 Rollingwood residents were without power most of the morning, but have since had power restored. As of 11 a.m., there are about 70,000 power outages in the state.

Crews are working on local outages as they are primarily caused by ice on power lines or falling trees on power lines.

State leaders said earlier this week the state power grid was prepared for the storm and residents shouldn't expect rolling blackouts as seen last year in Winter Storm Uri.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 9 p.m. today, in which Austin can expect more rain, freezing rain and sleet.

This story is being updated periodically.


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