Power restored to O’Donnell after Tuesday night storms, boil water notice still in effect

O'Donnell without power, water

O’DONNELL, TX (KCBD) - The City of O’Donnell has issued a boil water notice after water flow was fully restored following a power outage in the area Tuesday night.

The city is still waiting on lab results, but is hoping to have them by Saturday afternoon.

The water flow issue was caused after a backup generator that supplies power to a water pump failed, he said. High winds threw metal into a power line, which caused an outage in the town.

Debris flew into a utility pole in O'Donnell during a storm on March 12. (Source: City of O'Donnell)
Debris flew into a utility pole in O'Donnell during a storm on March 12. (Source: City of O'Donnell)

The town-wide outage left the community, which is 45 minutes south of Lubbock, without power for more than 24 hours. But around 6 a.m. Thursday town officials announced via a Facebook post that power was restored to the community. Here is that post.

Town officials will also have bottled water inside the O’Donnell city hall located at 615 8th St.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story when information becomes available.

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