Planned Outage on Padre Island as AEP Texas Crews Replace Line - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Planned Outage on Padre Island as AEP Texas Crews Replace Line

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

About six crews from AEP Texas got to work Thursday morning replacing a stretch of power line from Encantada Avenue to the Padre Island National Seashore.

According to AEP Texas, residents in that area, along with administrators at the Seashore Learning Center, were given prior notice that there would be a planned outage beginning at 9 a.m. They expect to have power back on by around 6 p.m.

Those most affected by the planned outage are residential homes in the Sea Pines subdivision, as well as a portion of the Seashore Learning Center's campus. Signs were put up at the charter school saying "no electricity today," and directing parents to take their children to the Swordfish building.

As of 10 a.m., around 450 AEP Texas customers in that area were without power due to the planned outage, according to the AEP Texas website.

Their reason for cutting power in the area is to keep crews safe as they replace the section of line between Encantada Avenue and the National Seashore. AEP Texas representatives said the cables that are being replaced are old and have a greater tendency to fatigue and break, causing outages.

AEP Texas said that another section of line in that area will be replaced in the future, but there are no definite plans as to when that work will begin.

  • Training Aimed At Building Stronger Cases Against Suspected Child Abusers

    Training Aimed At Building Stronger Cases Against Suspected Child Abusers

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:10:34 GMT
    Several dozen professionals are taking part in a two day training seminar put on by the Department Of Family Protective Services. The professionals are learning techniques that will help them make better cases against those suspected of child abuse.More >>
    Several dozen professionals are taking part in a two day training seminar put on by the Department Of Family Protective Services. The professionals are learning techniques that will help them make better cases against those suspected of child abuse.More >>
  • Man Indicted For Fatal Punch

    Man Indicted For Fatal Punch

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:07:27 GMT
    A Nueces County grand jury has indicated a man accused of fatally punching another man at a local strip club in April of this year. The victim later died from his injuries.More >>
    A Nueces County grand jury has indicated a man accused of fatally punching another man at a local strip club in April of this year. The victim later died from his injuries.More >>
  • Minimum Wage - Does it Make Cents?

    Minimum Wage - Does it Make Cents?

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:03:27 GMT
    By executive order, President Obama is increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. The President hopes to have the private sector follow suit with the pay increase. Meanwhile, the debate continues as to whether the increase would actually help or hinder American workers and our economy.We examine three reasons the increase is good, and three reasons it is not so good in a 3News Special Report: Minimum Wage - Does it Make Cents?More >>
    By executive order, President Obama is increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10. The President hopes to have the private sector follow suit with the pay increase. Meanwhile, the debate continues as to whether the increase would actually help or hinder American workers and our economy.We examine three reasons the increase is good, and three reasons it is not so good in a 3News Special Report: Minimum Wage - Does it Make Cents?More >>