Hundreds of Power Outages in Hidalgo, Cameron Counties
UPDATE (12:37 p.m.): AEP is no longer reporting any outages in Hidalgo County but more than 1,000 residents in Cameron County remain without power. And Magic Valley Electric Coop is reporting there are no longer any outages.
WESLACO – Hundreds of AEP customers in Hidalgo and Cameron counties are without power this morning.
Related Link: AEP Texas Outage Map
AEP Texas representative Lee Jones said around 700 customers in Port Isabel lost power due to a failed underground line. Crews are working to replace about 600 feet of underground line. There’s no word yet what caused the failure, but crews are expected to get power restored by early afternoon.
Jones said a crew just arrived at the scene of a large outage in Weslaco. They’ll need to diagnose the issue before they know how long it’ll take to repair the problem.
The Magic Valley Electric Coop is reporting 38 outages. (Link to map: http://www.magicvalley.coop/map/outage)
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