A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. After a strong afternoon cold front, brisk north winds -- 20-25mph -- will continue to drop temperature to / just above a freeze tonight. A rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and 10am Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
HOUSTON (AP) - Fire broke out Thursday at an electrical substation in Houston after what some witnesses say was an explosion.
Flames could be seen coming from the transformer facility along the Southwest Freeway.
No injuries were reported.
CenterPoint Energy officials report as many as 17,000 customers have lost electricity.
CenterPoint spokeswoman Alicia Dixon says remote switching is being done to try to return power to customers.
The cause of the blaze is sought.
Temperatures were in the mid-to-upper 70s today -- with fair conditions -- at the time the fire broke out.