LP&L stops rolling blackouts for now, Councilman Steve Massengale said

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LUBBOCK, Texas– On Tuesday, Lubbock Power and Light stopped rolling blackouts for now, which have caused thousands of homes and businesses to be without power across the city due to wintry weather.

Lubbock City Councilman Steve Massengale said in a tweet, “Rolling blackouts will cease for now, LP&L will be restoring all circuits.”

The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) previously stated Tuesday morning that electricity use had exceeded available generation, according to LP&L.

RELATED STORY: SPP instructs LP&L, member utilities, to initiate controlled outages to maintain system reliability

SPP declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 3 on the morning of February 16, when it was forced to begin outages as a way of managing the problem, according to LP&L.

LP&L customers were told to anticipate controlled rotating outages lasting from 15-45 minutes.

Keep checking back with EverythingLubbock.com as more information becomes available. We will continue to update information as it comes in.

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