UPDATE: Large North Lubbock outage resolved, 2,400 still without - FOX34 Lubbock

UPDATE: Large North Lubbock outage resolved, 2,400 still without service

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Updated (Thursday, May 21, 5:45 p.m.) -

Thousands of homes lost power yesterday due to severe weather throughout Lubbock.

Hail, strong winds and lightning knocked out power to nearly 2,500 homes in South Lubbock.

During the storm, a light pole near another electrical structure was hit by a vehicle. That crash caused outages to rise to more than 5,000.

"Part of what we saw last night aside from the fact that it was a very damaging storm itself, is the fact that we've had several of these violent storms in the past few weeks, and they've all seemed to hit the south side of the city," Matt Rose, Public Affairs & Government Relations Manager, said. "So some of that cumulative damage heading into last nights storm probably contributed to the amount of outages."

LP&L lineman were able to restore power quickly, but homes in South Lubbock went without electricity for nearly two hours. 


UPDATE (7:55 p.m.)

LP&L reports the outage on North Quaker Ave. Wednesday evening was resolved after about half an hour. More than 2,400 customers remained without power from more than 45 outages spread across South and Central Lubbock.

The largest, near All Saints Episcopal School south of 98th and Indiana, shows a crew assigned to fixing it and restoring service to more than 1,900 customers in South Lubbock, including RAMAR Communications.

UPDATE (7:15 p.m.)

The power outages Wednesday evening more than doubled after another interruption in north Central Lubbock.

About a half hour after the initial loss of power for nearly 2,000 customers in South Lubbock, LP&L reported another large outage affecting nearly 2,500 more customers, leaving nearly 5,400 customers without power across West, Central, and South Lubbock.

(7 :15 p.m.)

There are no estimates for restoration time, and the only reason LP&L provides on its outage map is "Overhead."

Original story

A wide swath of power outages struck South Lubbock Wednesday evening, interrupting service for at least 1,900 customers.

The main outage is reported near All Saints Episcopal School, south of 98th and Indiana. The reason is listed as "Overhead," and LP&L's outage map shows a crew was on-scene at 6:45 p.m.

 

(6:45 p.m.)

This power outage hit FOX34 and RAMAR Communications at 98th and University, taking down our TV and radio stations temporarily. Once service is restored, the broadcasts will resume.

 

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