Power Out For Thousands In Area As More Storms Move Through

Storm over Ellison High School in Killeen. (Photo courtesy of Dustin King)

CENTRAL TEXAS (June 23, 2014) Thousands of customers were without power Monday morning as storms barreled through Central Texas and left homes and businesses in the dark.

Oncor’s power outage web page showed more than 2,000 customers without power in Waco and others in Woodway, China Spring, Lacy Lakeview and Robinson.

Weather experts, however, were calling for another round of stormy weather Monday, morning which could leave more homes without power.

News 10s Brady Taylor said at about 8:30 a.m. the storm stretched from Gatesville to Crawford to China Spring wand was moving southeast across the area.

Residents should be prepared for heavy rainfall, perhaps gusty winds and lightning.

Oncor’s repair crews were out in force Monday morning trying to bring power back to affected customers, spokesman

The outages were created by downed power lines all over the area after storms rolled through Central Texas late Sunday.

Mike Cain, with Oncor in Central Texas, said crews would continue to work until all the customers were brought back online.

In North Texas, more than 16,000 homes and businesses lost power because of the storms.

The National Weather Service reports the Granbury area received 7.36 inches of rain.

Until Sunday, the area had received just 7 inches since the start of the year, forecaster Dennis Cavanaugh said.