Power restored for most customers in Hays County, but many outages remain, utility says
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Power has been restored to most areas in Hays County after days-long outages that left thousands without electricity amid severe winter weather.
But many people remain without power. According to Pedernales Electric Cooperative's outage map, 19 people were without power in the Buda area, 44 people in Driftwood, more than 800 in Dripping Springs, 4 in Kyle, 22 people in San Marcos, 377 in Wimberley, and 256 people in the parts of Austin within Hays County.
"Due to the outstanding work of (Pedernales Electric Cooperative) line crews and other employees, there has been significant progress in addressing power outages across the PEC service territory," officials said. "Some members remain without power, but (Pedernales Electric Cooperative) is working as quickly as possible to restore power to their members."
Pedernales Electric Cooperative has suspended rotating service interruptions, but if conditions change, outages could resume, officials said in a written statement. Residents are still being encouraged to reduce consumption by conserving.
Outages have been reported across Austin, Travis County and Williamson County, but many areas reported Thursday that most power has been restored.