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Monday's Storm Created Thousands Of Power Outages And It's Probably Not Over Yet

Courtesy of CPS Energy

More than 30,000 CPS Energy customers were left without power in the immediate wake of a storm that blew through the city before rush hour on Monday afternoon, according to the city-owned utility.

CPS Energy reported outages across the city with the heaviest concentrations around the Medical Center area, Leon Valley, Helotes, west of Universal City and on the southeast side near Loop 410.

Texas Public Radio, located in the Medical Center, was knocked off the air for about 30 minutes and newsroom operations continued in the dark for about 30 more minutes.

CPS Energy said crews would remain on the job until power was restored in all areas.

National Weather Service radar images showed a strong line of thunderstorms developed north of the city and then spiraled to the south.

Some creek and street flooding was also reported around the city, including near I-35 and Walzem Road.  One lane of the lower level of I-10 near Woodlawn Lake was covered in water.

Forecasters said weather conditions, including outflow boundaries and daytime heating, could generate scattered severe storms again on Tuesday afternoon, but more likely along and east of I-35.

Brian Kirkpatrick can be reached at Brian@TPR.org and on Twitter at @TPRBrian.