Power outages across the United States were blamed on a large power outage in Texas that affected thousands of consumers, with some reports saying more than 100,000 homes and businesses were without power Monday.
The outage began shortly before 3 p.m.
Monday in Texas as a result of a high voltage power line, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
About 10 million customers in the country were without electricity Monday, according.
Some of the affected areas included the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, the Houston area and portions of the Texas Gulf Coast.
The National Weather Service said the outage impacted nearly 500,000 customers, mostly in the Dallas area, but also affected some areas of Houston, Dallas-Ft.
Worth and San Antonio.
The power outage began in the state’s north, where most of the state is located.
Power was restored around 6 p.t.
ET, and a number of communities in and around Dallas-Plano had power restored as of 6:30 p.d. on Monday.
Some areas of the metro area and parts of the south were still without power Tuesday.
Some homes in Texas reported losing power to the north and west Tuesday.
A spokesman for the National Weather Services in Texas said there was no indication the power outage was caused by Hurricane Harvey.
“There are indications that the power system may have suffered a temporary power outage,” said John B. Stewart, a spokesman for NWS-Southern Plains Region.
He added that the system is working to restore power to affected areas and that the agency is providing “significant resources” to help the region recover.
“This was not caused by Harvey, nor is it related to Harvey.
The storm caused a major outage, and we are working to ensure all affected customers have the ability to restore their power as quickly as possible,” Stewart said.
Many of the damage is expected to be confined to Houston and Dallas, and the region is still dealing with power outages in the southern part of the city.
Houston’s Electric Reliability Council said its outage affected more than 1.6 million customers.
It said that a number were “out of service” and that about 400,000 more were likely to be out of service because of the power outage.
The utility said about 300,000 to 400,00 customers were without service Monday night and Tuesday.
The council said some of the customers affected were in neighborhoods with many homes.
Officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries, but that customers should be aware that the utility is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to investigate.
Authorities in Texas and Louisiana said they were working with emergency crews to determine how many people were displaced.
John Bel Edwards said in a statement that he had been in contact with the governor’s office and local officials in the wake of the outage.
Edwards said he also spoke with local officials.
“Our state is hurting.
I am calling for our entire state to unite and work together to support our state, our communities and our citizens.
It is our responsibility to get everyone back to work as quickly and safely as possible, so that we can restore the power grid,” Edwards said.
The U.N. says more than 200,000 people have been without power since Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25, causing widespread damage and flooding.