High heat caused power outages in Amarillo and Spearman

High heat caused power outages in Amarillo and Spearman Wednesday.

Xcel Energy officials say more than 4,400 customers were without power for hours this afternoon.

Almost 500 were without power in Spearman.

In order to avoid these kinds of problems, Xcel energy says you should use 78 as your lowest setting on your air conditioner and move the thermostat up to 85 when you leave for the day.