AEP Texas issues estimated restoration times for outages

More than 14,000 customers experienced power outages early Tuesday morning

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After Hurricane Nicholas left over 14,000 AEP customers without power early Tuesday morning, AEP Texas crews continue their restoration effort. According to assessment teams, Matagorda County, where the storm made landfall, experienced the most damage to Transmission and Distribution electrical facilities.

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 75 percent of the damage assessment was complete. Crews reported the following damages:

  • 100 trees requiring trimming;
  • 47 utility poles down;
  • 15 transformer replacements needed;
  • 3,070 feet of primary wire down;
  • and 881 feet of secondary wire down

On Tuesday, at 7:45 p.m., the following areas experienced the highest amounts of customer outages:

  • Palacios-1,700
  • Matagorda-2,000
  • Wadsworth-325
  • Markham-500
  • Bay City and surrounding area-9,200

Estimated Times of Restoration (ETR):

AEP Texas crews expect to have restored electric service to at least 95 percent of customers affected using the following projected ETRs:

  • Wadsworth Wednesday, 5 p.m.
  • Matagorda Wednesday, 5 p.m.
  • Palacios Wednesday, 5 p.m.
  • Bay City Wednesday, 9 p.m.
  • Markham Wednesday, 9 p.m.

SAFETY FIRST

All power lines should be considered energized and dangerous to the public. You can report a fallen power line or utility pole by calling 866-223-8508. You can also visit AEP.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the most current updates.