Power restored to 6,263 customers after crane hits transmission line

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 3:29 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 6:32 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Xcel has cleared a crane from a transmission line at North I-27 and Loop 289 and repaired the transmission line to restore power to thousands of residents in Shallowater, Abernathy, New Deal, and north Lubbock. Other areas were also affected.

The crane contacted the transmission line around 2 p.m. The South Plains Electric Coop outage map reports 6,263 members without power. There are also more than 700 LP&L customers without power due to this incident.

When the crane hit the line, Xcel dropped transmission to the SPEC and LP&L substations.