POSTED: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 7:27am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am
Close to 7,000 people were without electricity this past weekend in the Valley.
A.E.P. says the huge power outages ran from Rio Grande City to South Padre Island and were caused by several factors. Officials say lightening along with contamination from dust on the power lines caused the outages. All power was restored to affected areas by early Sunday morning. Some crews in Brownsville were seen back out on Monday making sure all the electrical lines were in proper working conditions.