Power Restored to More than 1000 Brownsville Customers

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BROWNSVILLE – PUB crews restored service to residents who experienced a power outage north of Brownsville.  

Approximately 1,600 customers went without electricity Tuesday morning. 

BPUB said the area lost power due to a failed switchgear. 

Repairs were completed around 12:15 p.m.

PUB said they're receiving more reports of power interruptions in Brownsville. They said these outages are smaller and not related to this morning's incident. 

Crews are currently working to restore power. 

Anyone with questions or concerns can call BPUB at 956-983-6300. You can also use the online reporting tool on their website

AEP Texas is also asking consumers to take conservation measures during the 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. time slots. 

Customers are asked to do the following due to distribution outages in the Rio Grande Valley: 

  • Lower thermostats to a level two-to-three degrees cooler than normal, so heating and air conditioning systems are not using as much electricity. 
  • Close blinds and curtains to keep heat inside. 
  • Delay the use of dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. 
  • Turn off lights in rooms that are not being used. 

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