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Austin Energy Reports Power Outage in Northwest Austin

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Update: Austin Energy reports that power has been restored to the area. The utility writes that the outage was caused by "an electrical equipment malfunction that resulted in a power surge."

Original Post: Nearly 2,000 Austin Energy customers may be affected by a power outage this morning, city-owned utility Austin Energy reports. 

The utility Tweeted this morning "Power outage currently affecting 1,800 customers in MoPac/Burnet Rd/Amherst Dr area. Restoration estimated w/in an hour." That was approximately 20 minutes ago, so power should be restored around 9 a.m. if the time frame holds. 

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.