SEALY, Texas -- CenterPoint Energy says the power is back on to about 1,500 customers who were in the dark and cold early Wednesday.

The power company says sometime before 5 a.m. a large bird came in contact with its transmission lines, knocking out electricity to hundreds of customers south of Sealy.

Work crews quickly responded to get the power back online a little over an hour later.

Temperatures were in the low-20s in Sealy at the time of the outage.