Update (4:44 p.m.)
Wes Reeves, the senior media relations representative for Xcel Energy, said in a statement that the power for all impacted customers from Friday’s outage has been restored.
Update (2:17 p.m.)
Officials from Xcel Energy said that a portion of customers impacted by the power outage lost power again at 12:47 p.m. after a connection to a temporary substation source failed. The circuit was brought offline to make a repair and those customers were restored power at 1:30 p.m.
“We’re sorry for the inconvenience this has caused our customers in the central and east-central areas of the city,” Wes Reeves, the senior media relations representative for Xcel Energy, said in a statement.
As of around 2:15 p.m., Xcel Energy is reporting around eight outage orders around downtown Amarillo.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials from Xcel Energy provided details on an ongoing power outage impacting downtown Amarillo Friday morning.
As of around 11:30 a.m., officials said there are currently four outage orders impacting nearly 3,000 customers in downtown Amarillo.
Wes Reeves, the senior media relations representative for Xcel Energy, said that a portion of the customers on the west side of downtown has been restored. However, officials said the three circuits at the Pierce Street Substation are out.
Reeves said the plan is to reroute power around Pierce to restore customers and then make the repairs at the substation.
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