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AEP: 3,625 customers without power

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 17:44:43-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Severe weather moving across the city's west and northside have left thousands without power as strong thunderstorms swept through the Corpus Christi area Wednesday afternoon.

AEP Texas reported at 4:15 p.m. only 3,625 people were still left without power. That number is down from the more than 11,400 AEP customers reportedly without power at 2:30 p.m.

Estimated restoration times are around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

City Hall also temporarily was without power, and city officials were advising people to avoid the building Wednesday. Any payments due can be made at H-E-B or online, or in person on Thursday.

West Oso ISD students were released at 2:45 p.m. early because of the power outage.