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Power outage in north San Angelo affects more than 9,000 customers Monday morning

AEP Texas said all but approximately 35 customers have their service restored by Monday afternoon.
Credit: AEP Texas

SAN ANGELO, Texas — UPDATE (2:40 p.m. Jan. 25): As of 2 p.m. Monday, AEP Texas said its crews were working to restore service to the remaining 35 customers still without power following the outage, which left approximately 9,500 customers without power Monday morning.

Winds reaching an estimated 50-miles-per-hour knocked down a transmission line outside of the north San Angelo substation. The transmission line fell on a distribution line further contributing to the number of outages.

Throughout the day, crews were able to sectionalize the outages and restore power to the three impacted substations affected by the outage and return electric service to groups of customers, according to AEP Texas.

Power is expected to be restored to most, if not all, remaining customers by Monday evening, if not sooner.

UPDATE (11:19 a.m. Jan. 25): According to AEP Texas, the loss of a 69-kV transmission line serving the Grape Creek, north San Angelo and Lake Drive substations resulted in approximately 9,500 north San Angelo customers losing power.

High winds have been reported in the area.

Crews are working to determine the extent of the problem; however, it is too soon to project an estimated restoration time.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: AEP Texas crews are assessing a power outage in north San Angelo Monday. As of 11 a.m. Monday, approximately 9,500 customers have been affected by the outage.

There is no known cause for the outage at this time, AEP Texas said on its Facebook page.

Additionally, there is no estimated time of restoration of power to customers.

More information will be provided as it becomes available from AEP Texas.