Electricity restored after power outage

Amarillo, TX - A power outage in central Amarillo that left about 3600 homes without electricity Monday afternoon has now been restored.

The outage happened around one Monday afternoon in the Western and I-40 area. Xcel energy says the outage happened after they had a fault in a main transmission line.

Powers crews rerouted electricity through alternate lines and had the power restored in just under an hour. No word yet as to what caused the line to fail.