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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.