AUSTIN – Crews have fully restored power to thousands of Austin Energy customers Wednesday morning after the utility’s third large outage in three days.
Austin Energy initially said around 1:10 a.m. June 28 that an estimated 22,300 customers were without power, and that the outage extended from “Payton Gin north up 183 to Braker Ln and west to Kramer Ln area.” At around 2:10 a.m., the utility revised the number down to around 7,600 customers. Power was restored to all customers around 4 a.m.
The cause of outage was a tripped circuit at a substation, Austin Energy told KVUE.
On Monday, approximately 3,900 customers in north Austin were without power for 90 minutes after a “weather related fire” on a utility pole near U.S. 183 and Burnet Road. An outage Tuesday morning in the Shepherd Mountain area left around 1,500 customers in the dark, and knocked out power to the traffic signal at Loop 360 and RM 2222, causing moderate delays.
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