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AUSTIN, Texas — Over 18,000 people across South Austin are without power Wednesday morning.

Austin energy has reported that as of 9:47 a.m. 13 active outages are affecting 18,272 customers in west and central Austin

Austin Energy sent KVUE the following statement regarding the outage:

“Initial reports relate to equipment failure at the Salem Hill substation. Our teams are investigating the exact cause and are working to transfer power to other feeders to begin recovery efforts for impacted customers. There is currently no estimated time for recovery.”

Nine Austin ISD schools and their headquarters have been affected by the outage, but normal operations are expected to continue. The participating schools are:

Power was restored to David Crockett High School and Cunningham Elementary as of 10:35am

This is an evolving story. Check for updates again. Blackout Austin |

Laura Coffey

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