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An ice storm hit the Austin area the week of Jan. 30. Hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses lost power as ice-covered trees toppled power lines across the city.

Watch: Austin officials give an update on widespread power outages

Mayor Kirk Watson stands at a podium surrounded by other officials.
Patricia Lim
Mayor Kirk Watson apologized about the city's lack of sufficient communication during this week's winter storm at a press conference Friday morning. "The city let its citizens down," he said.

Austin officials are holding another news conference Friday evening to discuss widespread power outages plaguing the city.

Mayor Kirk Watson, Travis County Judge Andy Brown, City Manager Spencer Cronk will speak, along with Austin Energy General Manager Jackie Sargent and Austin Water Director Shay Ralls Roalson. There are currently around 110,000 Austin Energy customers still without power. The utility says it no longer has an estimate for when power will be restored.

Watch the video of the Friday morning news conference below:

Watch video of Thursday evening's news conference below:

Watch video of Thursday morning's news conference below:


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