Due to the amount of outages, it will be difficult to estimate power restoration times, according to a Feb. 2 press release. Repairs are projected to extend into the evening on Feb. 3 as some outages may require extensive work.
As of 11 a.m., nearly 90% of PEC members have power, but outages are expected to continue, according to the release. There were a total of 3,567 power outages, affecting 70,540 meters as of 2:46 p.m.
In the Cedar Park area, power outages were reported at 11,592 of the total 80,761 served by PEC. There are a total of 117,796 meters served in Williamson County with 26,306 reported outages.
PEC reported 12,795 power outages in Travis County, with 70,227 total meters served. In Hays County, 10,649 outages were reported, with 94,114 total meters served.
Crews from across the state and country are assisting PEC with power restoration, according to the release. Some repairs can restore power to large groups of members, but PEC is also receiving high numbers of isolated outages, which are difficult to access and will take more repair time.
Uninterrupted power is not a guarantee during repairs.