While Monday’s rain proved a welcome sight for many residents, the storms that came along with it did cause some problems.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative reported 154 outages affecting 5,500 members as of 9 p.m. Monday. Around 3,000 members on the east side of Brenham stretching to Chappell Hill were without power until around 10:30 p.m., due to what the cooperative said was three weather-related pole fires.
As of this (Tuesday) morning, according to the cooperative’s online outage map, most outages have been resolved. Any remaining outages are primarily concentrated in the west portion of Bluebonnet’s service area, in Bastrop, Caldwell, Travis and Guadalupe counties.
High winds from the storms also knocked down trees, temporarily blocking some roadways around the area.