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Thousands left without power Wednesday morning after strong storms move through Central Texas

The storms brought gusty winds.
Credit: John Gusky, KVUE News
Photo Credit: John Gusky, KVUE News

AUSTIN, Minn. — Thousands of Austin-area residents were left without power Wednesday morning after strong storms moved through Central Texas. By the afternoon, that number had quickly dwindled, but some were still without power.

As of 2 p.m., Oncor Energy was reporting 248 outages affecting about 5,694 Texas customers. Oncor customers can view real-time outage updates here.

Austin Energy was reporting 41 outages affecting more than 512 customers as of 2 p.m. Click here to view Austin Energy's outage map.

According to Bluebonnet Electric's website, there were more than 550 customers without power as of 2 p.m.

At 10 a.m., Bluebonnet Electric said crews and staffers were working to restore power to 39 outages affecting 360 people. Bluebonnet said they're "making steady progress" and that most of the remaining outages in the morning were caused by debris blowing and trees falling onto power lines. Earlier, at around 5 a.m., the Bluebonnet outage was affecting thousands of members.

RELATED: Timeline: Cold front brings storm threat Wednesday morning

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Watches were in effect for much of the Central Texas area Wednesday.

Sixty mile per hour winds and penny-sized hail were possible in southern Blanco and Hays counties. As of just after 5 a.m., wind gusts around 43 miles per hour had been reported in Georgetown.

For the latest weather updates, download the KVUE app.


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