AEP Texas crews and contractors completed restoring electric service to customers in the Abilene area at around 3 a.m. Thursday morning, the company announced. The power outage was caused by thunderstorms with 80-mph winds on Monday evening.
Around 50 distribution poles and 30 transmission structures were damaged, broken or downed as a result of the storm. Almost all of the distribution poles were repaired by Thursday morning, and the transmission structures were repaired or replaced by 11 p.m. Wednesday.
AEP Texas brought in 140 American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) employees and contractors to assist the 60 local AEP Texas service techs. Although around 24,500 outages were reported at 9:15 p.m. Monday, more than 90 percent of those outages had power restored by early Tuesday morning.
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