Austin Energy customers without power during thunderstorms

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More than 4,000 customers lost power early Sunday morning as thunderstorms hit the Austin area.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Travis, Hays and most eastern counties in the KXAN viewing area through 4 a.m. ET.

With such frequent winds and lightning come concerns about the impact on power lines, according to an Austin Energy spokesperson.

While he didn’t have a direct cause for the outages in the city based on the latest report, he said crews were working to fix the blackouts as quickly as possible.

Flash flooding is possible with some of the slower moving storms.

Check the Austin Energy Outage Map for the most up-to-date information on repair times.

Sign up for text outage alerts from Austin Energy on their website.

Report outages to 512-322-9100.

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