Houston power outage: 100,000 CenterPoint Energy customers in the dark, company responds

Severe storms in the Houston area left more than 100,000 CenterPoint Energy customers without power. The outages, which quickly multiplied, prompted emergency response from utility companies. CenterPoint Energy, in particular, is providing the community with dedicated restoration efforts following the May 16 severe weather. Despite initial progress, some residents are experiencing prolonged outages. Closing Highway 290 to repair transmission lines added to the challenges.

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Tens of thousands of residents of Houston the area was left without electricity on Tuesday, due to violent storms. According to CentrePoint Energy, before the storms intensified, only 2,500 outages were reported. However, things got worse around 1:30 p.m., with the number surpassing 100,000. As of 2 p.m., CenterPoint Energy reported a total of 250,687 customers affected by outages. In parallel, Entergy Texas reported more than 61,788 affected customers. CenterPoint Energy called on X to respond to the situation. They assured the community of their commitment to employ their workers and resources to resolve outages quickly and safely.

Severe storms on May 16 triggered widespread power outages. Initially, more than 900,000 customers were left without power. However, even though a large proportion of those affected have regained power, some still have to deal with the consequences. CenterPoint Energy acknowledged these concerns on X (formerly Twitter). They also drew attention to their commitment to restoring power to all those affected.

In addition to power outages, the storms triggered a host of problems. Highway 290 was closed Saturday morning. This was done to allow for repairs to transmission lines that were damaged during the previous severe weather event. the closure was initially scheduled between 7 and 8 a.m. However, it was delayed due to an accident involving vehicles. This ultimately took place from 9:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CenterPoint Energy also apologized to everyone for any inconvenience caused by the closure. They also thanked the community for their patience.