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More than 100K in Houston area lose electricity

Published On: Oct 27 2013 03:56:34 PM CDT

HOUSTON -

(AP) - Crews worked to restore power after storms in the Houston area knocked out electricity to more than 100,000 CenterPoint Energy customers.
    
Utility records show the number of outages dwindled to about 6,600 by late Sunday afternoon as repairs continued.
    
CenterPoint spokeswoman Leticia Lowe (luh-TEE'-she-uh loh) says the outages happened as strong storms moved through the area early Sunday.
    
Storms also soaked parts of North Texas on Saturday night. Crews worked to restore electricity to the last few hundred customers of Dallas-based Oncor (ON'-kor)  still without power Sunday afternoon.
    
The Texas-TCU football game Saturday night in Fort Worth was delayed more than three hours due to lightning and rain. The game ended early Sunday with the Longhorns beating TCU 30-7.