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LP&L Will Continue Repairs Early Thursday Morning

LP&L will be conducting repairs at the Wadsworth Sub-Station on Thursday, July 26, starting at 5:30am. This is still in connection with the blackout that hit Lubbock early Saturday. LP&L doesn’t anticipate that the power will be effected, however the City of Lubbock is taking precautions and you may want to as well. According to a release by the City of Lubbock:

The precautions being taken in the event of an outage are:
• The Emergency Operations Center will be opened during repairs
• Lubbock Police are increasing staffing in the event of traffic signal problems, and Traffic Signals will have crews out to quickly fix any affected intersections
• Lubbock Water Department will have generators operating at pump stations which should ensure no loss of water pressure
• Lubbock Fire are increasing staffing to handle any call load
• Lubbock International Airport is increasing staffing to ensure no flights are affected
• LP&L and City of Lubbock call centers are increasing staffing to handle any call load

While the citizens of Lubbock should experience uninterrupted electric service, they are encouraged to do the following:
• Turn off any non-essential electrical equipment that might be affected by a surge
• Ensure essential equipment is plugged into a surge protector and has adequate back-up supply
• Conserve electricity whenever possible
If the citizens of Lubbock experience any non-emergency problems during this repair, please do not call 911. Instead please contact the following:
• LP&L Call Center: 775-2555
• City of Lubbock Information: 311
• City of Lubbock Water Hotline: 775-2588

Instructions:

• Turn off any non-essential electrical equipment that might be affected by a surge
• Ensure essential equipment is plugged into a surge protector and has adequate back-up supply
• Conserve electricity whenever possible

Because of the possible power outage, you may want to set an extra alarm on a phone just to be safe. KFYO will keep you updated online and on the air.

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