Centerpoint Energy working throughout weekend to restore power to affected Houston-area homes

As of Friday afternoon, Centerpoint says currently there are about 35,000 people without power.  


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A CenterPoint power station in downtown Houston. Taken in 2015.

As the heatwave continues, many are already feeling the effects of it as Centerpoint Energy attempts to restore power from a Wednesday storm.

Centerpoint Energy says it could be a while before the crews get the lights on for everyone who lost electricity earlier this week because of the bad weather.

As of Friday afternoon, Centerpoint says currently there are about 35,000 people without power.

However, there is still work to do, specifically in Spring.

Crews are still clearing debris from downed power lines and there is still extensive damage from uprooted trees.

Centerpoint says they have made significant progress in restoring power, but anticipate “restoration work expected to be substantially complete by the end of the day Sunday.”

"Thanks to our dedicated crews, we have made much progress safely restoring service to our customers. But we recognize that we still have a lot of work ahead to get the lights and, importantly, the air conditioning back on for our customers," said Lynnae Wilson, Senior Vice President, Electric Business at CenterPoint Energy. "We appreciate our customers' continued patience and understanding as we work around-the-clock to address the more challenging outage issues caused by the severe weather's extensive damage to our electrical infrastructure."

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