SAN ANTONIO – A winter storm warning is in effect on Tuesday from midnight through 6 p.m. for the San Antonio area. Here are the latest known power outages in the area:
Windy conditions continue to cause challenges for the company’s electrical infrastructure. The latest numbers: 12 Outages affecting 1,385 Customers as of 9:57 a.m.
“So far the windy conditions have been our biggest challenge and we’re continuing to monitor our power lines for any ice buildup,” said Rick Maldonado, Senior Director of Customer Reliability. “As the precipitation continues to collect on the roads, it can hinder our restoration efforts. We ask our customers to bear with us as we carefully and safely make our way to restore power to those affected.”
If the power is out in your area you can still follow KSAT.com’s weather coverage for live updates.
Customers can prepare for power outages at home by:
- Locating flashlights and ensuring they have fresh batteries
- Charging phones, laptops or other electronic devices
- Updating their alert preferences through Manage My Account on cpsenergy.com; this will keep them informed as to the status of their power outage
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.
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