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Power restored in Downtown Austin, officials say

Power was restored by 4:45 p.m. to all but one customer, Austin Energy said.

AUSTIN, Texas — Power has been restored to all but one customer after some Downtown Austin residents were without power on Thursday.

Austin Energy said on Twitter it was "experiencing a network issue" that affected several blocks downtown.

"Initial information indicates a non-Austin Energy crew damaged a line," the service said. "Our crews are currently assessing the situation and working to make repairs."

After initially predicting at 1:30 p.m. restoration time, Austin Energy later updated the estimated time to 2:30 p.m.

Power was restored to all but one customer by 4:45 p.m., Austin Energy said.

The outage was around 11th Street to MLK Boulevard and Rio Grande to Red River streets.

Austin Energy said crews will continue working through the night to make all necessary repairs.


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