Power restored to 7,000+ Oncor customers in Copperas Cove

COPPERAS COVE - Electricity has been restored to multiple Copperas Cove ISD schools that lost power Thursday morning.

Before the power came back, District Spokesperson Wendy Sledd said CCISD planned to operate class as normal and serve free breakfasts to all students, including those who do not normally receive school meals, to make sure everyone was fed during the power outage.

City-wide, more than 7,000 Oncor customers lost power Thursday morning, according to Oncor and confirmed with City Spokesperson Kevin Keller. According to Oncor's web-based outage map, most had their power restored before 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

In a message obtained by Channel 6, Oncor Area Manager Karl Green said low voltage caused safety concerns Thursday morning at the Copperas Cove Electric Substation on Highway 190. In response, crews took four circuit feeders out of service, which shut off power to a little more than 7,000 customers. Oncor employees have since rerouted the load to restore power.

"The concern is over," Green told Channel 6. "The decision to take the circuits out of service prevents longer outages. Equipment failure in the sub station is being investigated now."
 
Green said residents may experience brief breaks in service Thursday while Oncor investigates the morning outage.

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