AUSTIN (KXAN) — After more than 7,000 homes and businesses were without power early Thursday morning, that number has come down to about 200. Austin Energy officials say several thousand people were left in the dark due to the thunderstorms that rolled through the area.
Meanwhile, some 130 trouble calls have been reported. Two circuits are still locked out and need repair; six circuits have already been fixed. Austin Energy has already restored power to more than 11,000 customers Thursday morning.
Austin Energy has 24 trucks out working, each outfitted with teams of up to four people. One of those trucks is dedicated to tree-trimming operations. The main area of concern was previously around Loop 360 and Bee Caves Road, where a major line was down. That has been moved out of the road, and that circuit has been repaired.
Lady Bird Lake water levels crested at 430 feet earlier Thursday morning. Austin Energy opened three gates at the Longhorn Dam in East Austin, and water levels are now at 429 feet and falling.
Visit the Austin Energy Storm Center website to see the outages. To report an outage, call 512-322-9100.