AEP reports a power outage affecting more than 1,000 customers at SPI

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High power need across the entire state of Texas could lead to power outages if supply cannot meet demand. (Source: MGN Online)

Harlingen, Texas (KVEO) — American Electric Power Texas has reported a power outage affecting over 1,000 customers at South Padre Island.

According to a tweet, AEP crews are responding to it. The cause is unknown.

UPDATE: 8:31 p.m.

The power is estimated to be restored at 9:30 p.m., according to AEP Texas via Twitter.

UPDATE: 9:46 p.m.

More than 500 residents’ power was restored. The power outage was caused by equipment failure, that caused a “flash,” according to Eladio Jaimez, AEP Texas public information officer.

Courtesy: Wayne Dodd

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