MERCEDES, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Over 4,000 residents were reported without power across the RGV after outages, according to an outage map posted by AEP.

AEP Texas reported that crews were addressing a power outage that has left 1,500 residents in the Mercedes area without power.

The estimated restoration time is 1:30 p.m. but is possible to change, AEP stated.

The latest outage map by AEP shows that 3,600 residents in San Benito are also without power. AEP posted the expected restoration time to be at 3:30 p.m.

The outages occurred as thunderstorms entered the area.

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