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Cold Weather Causes Rolling Power Outages Across Texas

Image by Nathan Bernier for KUT News
People shiver in the cold while waiting for the bus on Guadalupe St.

Cold weather caused about 50 generators to die across Texas overnight, reducing capacity by 7,000 megawatts and prompting the state agency responsible for managing power to request local utilities institute rolling power outages.

Capacity is slowly coming back online. KUT News is following the latest developments on this story.

Do you have any pictures that show the cold weather or how the power outages have affected you? Please email them to, or tell us your story in the comments below.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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