CPS Energy persistent in power restoration efforts, drivers asked to be aware of work zones

08/26/2017

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A multitude of teams continue to work on restoring power to nearly 9,864 customers. As a result, the utility is asking drivers to be mindful of them and take extra precaution when driving near CPS Energy work zones. Earlier today, two CPS Energy crews experienced a close call when drivers came in contact with CPS Energy vehicles.

“We are asking the community to please slow down and be aware of our work zones,” said Rudy Garza, Senior VP of Distribution Services. “Our crews are committed to getting power back on to everyone affected – they take great pride in what they do, and what they train for, and power restoration is their main focus right now.”

CPS Energy would like to remind drivers to be aware of crews working on city streets as visibility becomes a challenge. They ask residents to:

  • Pease slow down near work zones
  • Be aware of construction signage and local laws
  • Avoid distractions
  • Remember safety is everyone’s responsibility!

As Greater San Antonio braces for continued impact from Hurricane Harvey, CPS Energy crews are actively battling high winds, heavy rain and dangerous road conditions to meet the expectations of our customers and community. Work is expected to continue non-stop for the next several days.

Strong winds could lead to downed power lines – customers are urged to stay away and report them immediately to 353-HELP (4357).

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CPS Energy is celebrating its 75th year of City of San Antonio ownership. Established in 1860, we are the nation’s largest municipally owned natural gas and electric company, providing safe and affordable service to 804,000 electric and 343,000 natural gas customers in Greater San Antonio. With our AA+ credit rating, one of the best in the industry, we offer best in class reliability and some of the lowest rates among the top 10 largest U.S. cities. We recognize our role as a community partner and are continuously focused on job creation, economic development and educational investment. Powered by our people, our investment in the community is demonstrated through our employees’ generosity in giving $1.1 million to United Way. We are also committed to investing in clean energy. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation. For more information, visit newsroom.cpsenergy.com.

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