Massive storm causes more than 4,000 power outages in San Antonio

A rainy city street 

A rainy city street 

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Thousands of San Antontians are waking up without power on Tuesday, January 24, as a massive storm settles over much of the country, stretching from the Great Lakes down to Texas. Four thousand and sixty CPS energy customers were without electricity at 8 a.m, according to the CPS outage map.

“Our crews are working to resolve weather-related outages as storms continue to move through our service area.,” CPS Energy said in a message posted to social media. The utility also asks that drives move over and slow down on roads for crews working to restore power. 

The National Weather Service said that the rain is expected to ramp up over South-Central Texas before exiting the area in the early-to-mid afternoon, and warns that a wind advisory is in effect for the western Texas Hill Country, with possible west-to-northwest wind speeds between 25 to 30 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. 

At 8 a.m., KSAT reported crashes causing slowdowns at Loop 1604 Eastbound and Nacogdoches Road and Highway 281 SB at Olmos Drive. 

The Texas panhandle is bracing for the possibility of a record-setting snow event, prompting school closures and travel warnings. 

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