Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative crews are responding to widespread outages across the co-op’s service area.

Ice accumulation on trees and power lines have caused extensive damage to Bluebonnet’s electric system and lengthy, large outages, especially in Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, Travis and Williamson counties.

Bluebonnet says its crews began restoring power as soon as temperatures dropped and freezing rain and sleet caused ice to accumulate on trees and power lines.  While it prioritizes restoring members’ power, it encourages them to make an emergency plan and prepare for power outages that could last through today (Thursday).

Bluebonnet General Manager Matt Bentke says line workers and control center operators “have been working around the clock to repair damage and restore power.”  He says the damage caused by ice accumulation on trees and power lines, as well as the work required to restore power, “results in labor-intensive and time-consuming outages.”

Bentke says Bluebonnet’s member services and communications teams have been providing updates to members so that they can take the measures needed for their comfort and safety.

Members not already enrolled in Bluebonnet’s Outage Alerts can receive text updates by texting BBOUTAGE to 85700.  Updates are also shared on Bluebonnet’s Facebook and Twitter pages.


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  2. I’ve been trying to get through to report a broken branch setting on one of our powerlines to only be told on recording that I will get a call back. When?

  3. Thanks to our hard working staff for their devotion and sacrifice to restore power.
    Y’all are Rock Stars 🤩

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