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Power restored to thousands after major outage on Padre Island

A statement from AEP said a construction vehicle knocked down a power line, causing the outage Thursday.
Credit: 3NEWS

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Power has been restored to most of Padre Island after a major outage affected thousands of customers Thursday morning. 

More than 2,000 customers were without power just after 9 a.m. after a construction-related accident. 

AEP-Texas spokesman Omar Lopez issued this statement to 3NEWS:

A public construction vehicle knocked down a power line this morning causing an outage currently affecting approximately 2,500 customers. Crews are at the scene making repairs now.

Please remember to stay at least ten feet away from any downed power line. Any downed power line should be considered energized and dangerous.

Thank you for your patience as we work to restore electric service on the Island.

This is a developing story. Stay with 3NEWS for updates. 

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