TEXAS CITY, Texas - Over 6,000 people are currently without power in Texas City.
According to Texas-New Mexico Power, as of 10 p.m. Friday night, there are currently 21 outages affecting 4,075 customers.
Texas City Emergency Management Director Bruce Clawson said areas east of state Highway 146 are without power.
The cause of the outage is unknown at this time.
Clawson said power was knocked out at the city’s petrochemical facilities. As a safety precaution, the facilities are shutting down units.
As a result, this requires a lot of extra flaring to safely shut down the facilities.
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In a tweet, TNMP said, "Restoration is under way for some customers. It will occur in segments and our estimate currently remains for 3 a.m. to get final customers restored. We recognize it's chilly tonight; please plan accordingly."
There is no shelter in place order issued this far, Clawson said.