Power outage affects much of College Station

Published: Mar. 31, 2016 at 6:02 PM CDT
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Crews worked for about an hour Thursday evening to restore power for thousands of customers in the City of College Station.

The outages started about 5:45 p.m. Thursday and affected customers from George Bush Drive to just south of Rock Prairie Road.

Power was restored for the vast majority of those nearly 9,000 customers about 6:15 p.m., but within about ten minutes, power was back out across much of the city.

By 6:45 p.m., new numbers on the city's outage website (which is linked with this story) showed more than 15,000 customers in all had been affected over the course of the outage, but that quickly changed to about 9,700, then again changed to slightly more than 9,000, then again back to a little less than 9,000.

At 6:55 p.m., the website showed all power had been restored.

According to city officials, an equipment failure at the Southwood Valley substation caused the outage, though crews are still working to put together a complete picture of what went wrong.

If you experience a power outage in College Station, in addition to the website showing the outages, you can call the College Station Utilities hotline at (855) 528-4278.