Birds Knock Out Power in CS

Birds are to blame for power outages in College Station Friday, according to the city's utility company.

Shortly before noon, College Station Utilities reports nearly 2,000 customers lost power, including part of Southwood Valley, the Woodstone Shopping Center, and streets east and southeast of the Texas Avenue/University Drive intersection.

The cause was apparently a feeder outage due to birds, followed by a subsequent fault on another feeder.

By 12:40 p.m., power was restored. The lone remaining issue was a traffic light at Harvey Road and Munson Avenue that crews were working to repair.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 162380096 -
Gray Television, Inc.