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Storm Causes Hundreds to Briefly Lose Power

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2014

Media Contact:
Scott Packard, Public Information Officer
(830) 386-2590 (o)
(830) 560-6270 (c)
spackard@seguintexas.gov

Storm Causes Hundreds to Briefly Lose Power
Crews Work Overnight Clearing Limbs and Making Repairs

SEGUIN, Texas – The storm that moved through our area Thursday night caused approximately 325 City of Seguin Utility customers to briefly lose power. The majority of the outages were caused by a large tree that fell on a line near H-E-B. Crews had power restored to that area approximately an hour after the call went out.

Seguin utility crews received as many as 20 calls related to tree limbs on lines throughout the night. Some of the fallen limbs resulted in additional outages. Crews worked overnight and into Friday afternoon removing limbs and making repairs. As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, approximately seven scattered outages remained. In the remaining cases, crews are waiting on homeowners to make repairs their home connection before restoring power.

About the City of Seguin
Seguin, Texas is located along Interstate 10, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. More than 25,000 residents enjoy a range of cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities. Seguin’s robust diversified economy features a steelmaker, a manufacturer of automotive parts and plants making roadside mowing equipment and building materials. In 2009, Seguin was proud to be selected by Caterpillar as the site of a major new engine manufacturing facility.

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Posted by: Morgan Ash