Buzzard causes power outage in Wimberly over the weekend

Pedernales Electric Cooperative logo
Pedernales Electric Cooperative logo

WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) –  A power outage that left thousands of customers in Wimberley without electricity Saturday night was caused by a buzzard that landed on the lines, according to a spokeswoman for Pedernales Electric Cooperative.

KXAN began receiving reports from viewers just after 8 p.m. about the outage, and Pedernales’ outage website indicated that the outage started at about 7:58 p.m.

At its peak, more than 5,000 customers in the 78676 ZIP code were without power. By 9 p.m. that had fallen to just under 4,000. And by 9:15 p.m. the total without power had dropped again to just over 1,600 customers.

Pedernales said power was fully restored by 9:40 p.m. — less than two hours after the outage began.

Pedernales said it had two crews on the scene from the Kyle district rerouting power from other substations in order to restore power to Wimberley customers more quickly. 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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