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Severe Storms Result in Power Outages

Photo courtesy of College Station Utilities behind TEXCON.

Photo courtesy of College Station Utilities behind TEXCON.

A total of almost 10,000 customers lost power in the twin cities early Sunday morning, with work to restore power lasting into Sunday evening.

Damage from high velocity winds and falling trees knocked out power lines for about 6,800 customers in College Station and 3,000 in Bryan.

Areas with outages included Eidelweiss, Castlerock, Wood Creek, Nantucket, and Austin’s Colony, while other areas, such as Emerald Forest, suffered great damage from trees, lighting, heavy rain and some hail.

A traffic light at Rock Prairie and the highway was even twisted around

Flooding affected traffic and maintenance crews, and a portion of Harvey had to be closed.

On the positive side, Easterwood has measured 4.41 inches of rain since Saturday evening.

4:00 p.m. update:

Courtesy of CSU: CSU has less than 200 customers out at this time.

Lineman have been assigned to each remaining outage, and all service that it possible to restore (where customer is not required to have work done before service can be restored) should be restored shortly.

This should be the last update on this event.

2:00 p.m. update:

BTU reports that there are still areas to the south and east sides of the community without power due to large trees on lines and broken poles.

Crews are still working with partial power restored for the 3,000 customers who were affected.

For more information please contact Allen Wood at 979-255-7199, and follow us on the City of Bryan Twitter account.

11:30 a.m. update:

BTU reports most customers have power back on around the Nantucket area, there are still pockets of outages around the area.

Original story:

A severe thunderstorm moving through College Station early Sunday morning resulted in a power outage affecting 6,800 customers of College Station Utilities (CSU). As of 10:48 a.m. Sunday CSU general manager Timothy Crabb reported power was restored to all but 1,000 customers. Monitor the @CityofCS Twitter feed and the online CSU outage page http://outages.cstx.gov:83/

As of 10:00 a.m. Sunday Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) reported power was restored to the Bird Pond and Tonkaway Ranch areas, but efforts were taking longer in Nantucket and other areas of south College Station due to overgrown trees. Follow progress online at the @CityofBryan Twitter feed and the btutilities.com website.

Rainfall at Easterwood Airport through 11 a.m. Sunday measured 4.28 inches. Most of that, 3.02 inches, was between 2 and 4 a.m.

The National Weather Service reported parts of Brazos, Grimes, and Madison counties received more than four inches early Sunday morning. Those severe thunderstorms also had winds in excess of 60 miles per hour.

 

 

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Posted by on Oct 13 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.


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