More than 100K in Houston area lose electricity

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by KHOU.com staff and The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on October 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 6:00 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Storms in the Houston area have knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 CenterPoint Energy customers.

Utility spokeswoman Leticia Lowe says the outages happened as strong storms moved through the area early Sunday. Crews worked to restore power amid the outages mainly in southwest Houston and just north of the city.

As of 12:15 p.m., CenterPoint said there were still 24,768 customers without power. Some customers in Spring may not have power restored until 3 p.m.

Click here to view CenterPoint's Outage Tracker.

Much of Houston received more than an inch of rain Sunday morning with the Humble area getting more than two inches.

We’ll top out in the upper-70s today with a decreasing chance for rain later in the day.

Organizers for Wings Over Houston said Sunday's airshow will start at noon. The air show is scheduled to take place throughout the day, with adjustments made according to weather conditions.

The grounds at Ellington Field will be open to Sunday ticket holders until 5 p.m.

Organizers is also encouraging fans and attendees to use the free park and ride system and take the trams to the show. The grassy areas around Ellington Field are not available as parking lots due to wet conditions.

Storms soaked parts of North Texas on Saturday night. About 4,400 customers of Dallas-based electric provider Oncor were without power Sunday after the bad weather.

The Texas-TCU football game Saturday night in Fort Worth was delayed more than three hours due to lightning and rain. The game ended early Sunday with the Longhorns beating TCU 30-7.

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