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AEP crews continue restoration efforts in parts of West Texas after winter storm

Crews will begin work on individual outages after addressing any remaining hazards affecting large groups of customers.
Credit: AEP Texas

TEXAS, USA — AEP Texas crews continue restoration efforts after a winter storm hit parts of West Texas Thursday. 

According to an AEP Texas press release, the number of outages was not as significant as expected. Crews are addressing branches that fell over power lines as well as melting ice and snow. 

As of noon Friday, approximately 1,780 customers remained without power in the Abilene District. The number includes 650 Abilene residents and 1,100 residents in the Cisco area, which includes Cross Plains, Rising Star and Putnam.

There are approximately 105 customers in the San Angelo District without electricity, according to the release.

The number however is expected to increase when crews initiate an outage that will impact Eldorado residents. 

The outage could last for several hours and will allow crews to safely repair a substation damaged by the storm, the release said.

AEP Texas projects electricity will be restored to most residents in the Abilene area by Friday evening and to residents in the Cisco, Cross Plains, and Rising Star areas by Saturday night.

After addressing the remaining hazards from downed lines and outages affecting large groups of customers, crews will begin work on individual outages.

To view the most current information available, residents can visit the outage section on aeptexas.com.