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CSU Outage Cuts Power to Three Thousand, Sends Up Plume of Smoke

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

COLLEGE STATION The lights are back on in College Station after a major power outage caused by a problem at its Greens Prairie Substation that shot up a major smoke plume, visible for miles.

That's according to city officials, who say the outage affected a little more than 3,000 customers. A spokesperson says the problem was traced to a fault on a TMPA transmission line, and that all power was restored by 9:20 p.m.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud 'boom' and many snapped pictures of a mushroom shaped cloud, which quickly formed into a black smoke ring that lingered in the air above South College Station for about half an hour.

The outage affected a number of large neighborhoods in the South College Station area as well as the Tower Point Shopping Center.

The Greens Prairie substation is a joint station between College Station Utilities and Bryan Texas Utilities.


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