SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – The City of South Padre Island urges the community to prepare to be without power for a few days. A storm has caused severe damage to many power poles along Padre Blvd. and many are blocking traffic lanes. AEP is currently assessing the situation.
Padre Boulevard is closed to thru traffic beginning at Palm Street. Vehicle traffic may use Laguna Boulevard and Gulf Boulevard to navigate around the Island.
The South Padre Island Police Department along with other City departments will be working together to manage personnel and traffic control barrels and cones that will be placed in areas to enhance the flow of traffic.
The Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge is open, expect traffic delays.
South Padre Island Official
AEP Outage 1-877-373-4858
City Information (956) 761-8101
Cameron County Judge (956) 544-0830
Sheriff (956) 544-0860
Office of Emergency Management (956) 547-7000
State of Texas Department of Public Safety (956) 440-6700
State of Texas Department of Transportation (956) 542-2288
National Weather Service (956) 504-1631
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