Transformer trouble cuts power to 3,000 in Hudson Bend area

CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — More than 3,000 Austin Energy customers likely woke up to blinking clocks Thursday morning. A power outage affected customers all in the Hudson Bend and Lakeway areas of Western Travis County.

Austin Energy spokesman Carlos Cordova says something tripped a transformer at a substation, causing the outage. At 4:15 a.m., he said crews were already at the site, working to restore service. They had the electricity flowing again by 4:50 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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