More than 10,000 Lose Power

Xcel Energy crews have been working throughout the day to restore power to more than 10 thousand customers.

This morning around seven thousand customers were without power because of high winds.

Communities affected included Amarillo, Borger, Pampa, Perryton, and other neighboring areas.

By around noon, almost all these customers were restored.

Then a squirrel made contact with a line in the substation near 34th and Bell causing another 4,500 people to lose power.

Xcel says anyone without power at this point are customers with damage to their own property, and we will be unable to restore service until repairs are made and inspected.