Cable failure cause of Midland outage

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/ Fox 24) -Power went out for nearly 1300 people. It happened around 2:30 in the morning near loop 250 north of Midland Airpark.

Oncor manager Sue Mercer told us the cause of the power outage was an underground cable failure.

“The underground cable failed and then we had to go out into the field,” Mercer says.

Mercer says power outages happens almost all the time in the Midland area and those outages are not something the electric company can predict.

But she says the company would try its best to restore customers power.

“Oncor does have repair crews and trouble shooters 24/7,” she says. “We try to respond as quickly as we can and restore as many customers as soon as possible.”

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