Most weather-related power outages reported in Bexar County have been restored, CPS Energy says

More than 5,500 CPS Energy customers were without power around 8 a.m. Sunday

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: 3:54 p.m. - After rain, lightning and storms caused thousands of power outages Sunday morning, only a handful of CPS Energy customers are still without electricity on Sunday afternoon.

As of 3:49 p.m. Sunday, just 27 customers out of CPS Energy’s base of 934,081 total customers do not have electricity service due to the weather.

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11:03 a.m. - Sunday morning’s rain and thunderstorms knocked out power for thousands of residents in Bexar County, but most have had their electricity restored.

More than 650 customers (671) are without electricity as of 10:58 a.m., CPS Energy said. The latest figure is a steep drop from the more than 3,700 customers (3,733) who did not have power during the 9 a.m. hour.

One of the biggest outages was located within the Harlandale-McCollum neighborhood. Nearly 2,500 residents (2,431) lost power but all customers in the neighborhood have since had their power restored, according to CPS Energy’s outage map.

The nearly 600 customers (599) without power north of Leon Springs around 9 a.m. have also had their power restored.

The area with the most outages reported is the Stone Oak neighborhood, which CPS said affects 369 customers.

More customers near Hollywood Park have lost electricity in the last 90 minutes. CPS Energy’s outage map now shows 214 customers without power in the area due to weather, compared to 156 during the 9 a.m. hour.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.

CPS Energy has a map that you can view from your mobile device to see the power outages in your area.

During a power outage customers should:

  • Stay informed by viewing the latest outage information on CPS Energy's outage map and receiving updates through Facebook and Twitter.
  • Stay away from downed power lines! Treat all wires as if they are "live" (energized). Report damaged power lines immediately by calling 911 and CPS Energy at 353-4327.
  • Protect electronic devices such as televisions, stereos, computers and printers with a power strip equipped with a surge protector to avoid sudden spikes and surges that could damage electrical devices when power is restored.
  • Keep one light turned on to know when power has been restored.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to keep food cold longer. According to the American Red Cross, an unopened refrigerator will keep foods cold for about four hours. Also, a full freezer will keep the temperature for 48 hours if the door remains closed.
  • Use caution with candles and generators, carefully placing them so as not to create a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning hazard.
  • Use caution when driving, as traffic signals may be disrupted.
  • To report an outage or view a near-real-time map of affected areas, call 210-353-HELP (4357) or visit and click on Outage Center.

About the Author

Nate Kotisso joined KSAT as a digital journalist in 2024. He previously worked as a newspaper reporter in the Rio Grande Valley for more than two years and spent nearly three years as a digital producer at the CBS station in Oklahoma City.

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