More Than 100K in Houston Area Lose Electricity 10/27/13
October 27, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) - Crews worked to restore power after storms in the Houston area knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 CenterPoint Energy customers.
Utility records show the number of outages dwindled to about 31,000 by Sunday afternoon as repairs continued.
CenterPoint spokeswoman Leticia Lowe says the outages happened as strong storms moved through the area early Sunday. The outages mainly were in southwest Houston and just north of the city.
Storms also soaked parts of North Texas on Saturday night. About 1,800 customers of Dallas-based electric provider Oncor were still without power Sunday afternoon.
The Texas-TCU football game Saturday night in Fort Worth was delayed more than three hours due to lightning and rain. The game ended early Sunday with the Longhorns beating TCU 30-7.