Power Back on after Broken Electrical Line Causes Outage

5 years 2 months 1 week ago Monday, October 01 2018 Oct 1, 2018 October 01, 2018 12:00 PM October 01, 2018 in News

UPDATE (3:00 PM): AEP restored power to two buildings in Harlingen affected by an hours-long outage on Monday. 

The city public information officer says the outage forced over 100 city employees out of their offices for most of the day. 

Normal office hours resume on Tuesday. 


HARLINGEN – The city of Harlingen says one of their main buildings is experiencing a power outage that’s expected to be fixed until late Monday afternoon.

Harlingen officials say an AEP transformer on S Fifth Street blew up affecting two buildings on E Tyler Avenue. Travis Elementary School was not affected.

For this reason, they will be relocating the departments to city hall and other city buildings, according to an online statement by the city.

Services such as building permits and birth or death certificates are being halted and will resume until tomorrow Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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