Planned power outage Sunday


Power will be turned off early Sunday morning to several blocks in the downtown area to allow San Marcos Electric Utility (SMEU) crews to repair faulty underground high voltage power cables.

Electricity will be turned off at 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 and should be turned back on by noon that day. The outage affects 115 downtown electric customers, as well as the Local apartment complex and City Park.

Hutchison Street will be partially blocked by electric utility equipment between LBJ Drive and CM Allen Parkway, and traffic signals and streetlights will be out in the affected area. Temporary four-way stop signs will be set up at affected intersections. Drivers should use caution while traveling through the area.

The repair requires electric utility crews to enter underground vaults housing 7,200-volt power cables to repair one that failed and to upgrade other power distribution equipment. These cables feed electrical power to Texas State University and several blocks in the downtown area. The electric utility crews will use their confined space training and equipment during this procedure.

 The downtown Fire Station One will not be affected by the planned outage.

 SMEU staff will be notifying affected customers of the scheduled outage by phone and door notice.  Information is also being distributed through Main Street and the Downtown Association.  

 For more information, contact San Marcos Electric Utility at 512-393-8313.

Submitted by the city of San Marcos


San Marcos Daily Record

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