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Xcel Plans for Power Outages Tuesday Afternoon.

Xcel Energy may be cutting off some power to customers in Southwest Amarillo, this Tuesday afternoon.

The company is trying to balance loading on it’s lines in Westover Park near Arden Road.

Phone messages were sent out Monday afternoon to customers who might be impacted and the outages are expected to happen between 2 and 4 p.m.

Xcel’s Brad Baldridge says overloads on power lines are not ofter apparent until extreme temperature changes and taking the brief outages today will help to prevent an unplanned outage for potentially thousands of customers when the weather turns cold later this week.

Xcel says about 97 customers are expected to be affected by two outages, lasting no longer than five to ten minutes if all things go as expected.

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