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Animal knocks out power to nearly 2,000 in Austin County as temperatures dip

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SEALY, Texas – More than 1,800 CenterPoint Energy customers in Austin County were without power Wednesday morning as temperatures reached bitter lows. 

Power was lost some time before 5 a.m., and was restored just after 6 a.m. 

A CenterPoint spokesperson said that the outage was due to "a large bird, similar to a hawk" getting caught in the power lines.