Blown transformer shuts off power for 5,000 in South Texas

USA, Texas: A massive transformer malfunction affected both residential and business customers in Corpus Christi, South Texas, shutting off power to about 5,000 customers.

“After our technicians made an assessment physically on the station we determined that the transformer that serves about 5,000 customers who were affected was damaged,” said Frank Espinoza, director of communications for AEP Texas, reports 3News.

AEP Texas will bring in a new substation transformer from across town to the affected location near Cabaniss Field to restore power.

Source: 3News