CPS Energy restores power to customers in San Antonio area affected by Labor Day storms

Utility company says 36,000 customers experienced sustained outages Monday

CPS Energy (Joshua Saunders, KSAT)

SAN ANTONIOUpdated Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.:

CPS Energy crews restored power to all customers as of 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

About 36,000 customers experienced sustained outages longer than five minutes at some point during the storm, which developed more than 1,300 lightning strikes and caused 21 power lines to come down, according to a news release..

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CPS Energy worked overnight to restore power across San Antonio after Labor Day thunderstorms caused thousands of residents and businesses to lose power.

According to CPS Energy, there were 78 power outages affecting 8,195 customers throughout the city at about 10 p.m.

By 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, on 28 CPS Energy customers were affected.

The company said crews are working to restore service to circuits impacting the greatest number of impacted customers first. The few large outages are expected to be restored soon, according to CPS Energy.

CPS Energy said crews will then focus on the smaller outages that may affect fewer customers.

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