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Power restored in South Austin after mass outage

Austin Energy hasn't said what caused the outage.

AUSTIN, Texas — All 18,000 outages throughout South Austin have been restored Wednesday morning.

As of 11:06 a.m., Austin Energy reported that almost all of the power outages through West and Central Austin have been restored. Only 82 power outages remained.

All power outages within Austin ISD and their central office have been restored. Normal operations were continuing amid the outage and will continue as planned. 

At 9:45 a.m., Austin Energy reported that there were 13 active outages affecting 18,272 customers in both West and Central Austin. 

Austin Energy sent KVUE the following statement regarding the outage:

"First reports are of equipment failure at the Salem Hill substation. Our crews are investigating the exact cause and working on transferring power to other feeders to begin restoration efforts to affected customers. Right now, there is no estimated time of restoration." 

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