SAN ANGELO, Tx - In news with Kaitlin Moore, power is now restored to thousands of homes and businesses according to AEP Texas.
The outages started about 2:45 Tuesday and were restored within about 30 minutes.
AEP Texas spokesman Fred Hernandez says the problem was with a transmission line affecting the Jackson and south San Angelo sub-stations on the south-west side of the city.
The outage shut down more than 6,000 electric customers at one point.
Businesses and homes along Sherwood Way and on Knickerbocker Road south of Bentwood were affected.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is issuing a reminder about winter weather safety.
They suggest you winterize your vehicle every year by checking the battery, tire pressure and anti-freeze levels.
It's also a good idea if you're driving in winter weather to have blankets and water in your vehicle.
You can get up to the minute information on Texas road conditions on the drivetexas.org website.
A local expert says the demand for 'real' Christmas trees are up this year and one of the reasons is that more families are ditching the artificial trees.
At the Concho Christmas Tree Farm in Christoval you'll find a field of trees.
The Uptergrove's purchased the tree farm about 6 years ago.
Rumor has it there's a shortage of trees across the country this year.
"Yes there is a shortage, but it depends on what kind you're looking for and what part of the country you're in. There's so many different species of trees that are sold for Christmas trees and they all come out of different parts of the country depending on what tree grows in that area," said Shawn Uptergrove owner of Concho Christmas Tree Farm.
Uptergrove says more 1,500 people visit the Concho Christmas Tree Farm selling about 400 trees each season.
December 18th is the last day to purchase a tree at the farm.. so you better hurry!
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