Power restored for almost all, after Thursday night storms

Power restored for almost all, after Thursday night storms
Lubbock Power & Light building (Source: KCBD Photo)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - UPDATE: As of Friday, July 10, at 9:00 a.m. LP&L is reporting only 36 customers are still without power.

Thursday night’s storm caused a power outage for more than 15,000 customers in Lubbock.

According to officials with LP&L, strong wind and lightning were the main causes of the power outage, but mainly wind.

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Lubbock Power & Light reported more than 15,000 customers without power after a series of outages in Central and East Lubbock Thursday night.

The first reports came in around 8:45 p.m.

You can check the most recent outage map here: https://electricoutage.ci.lubbock.tx.us/gridvu/

LP&L says their outages were caused by strong winds. Power was quickly restored to 10,000 customers, but 4,000 remain without power as of 9:15 p.m.

Strong winds have moved through Lubbock. Winds have knocked out power to approximately 4,000 customers. Crews are in the field fixing damaged equipment in order to restore power to affected customers.

Posted by Lubbock Power & Light on Thursday, July 9, 2020

South Plains Electric Coop is also reporting just under 1,000 customers without power.

You can check their outage map here: https://www.spec.coop/content/report-outage

SPEC says their outage was caused by a car hitting a pole in the Frankford area.

Update 9:18 p.m: Power has been restored. Thank you for your patience while crews were working. Update 8:50 p.m: A car...

Posted by South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc. on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Some SPEC customers report power restored as of 9:15 p.m.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

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