The City of Dickinson is asking residents to avoid calling 911 and other emergency numbers to report power outages in the city.
The city released a notice about the outage just before 6 p.m. on Monday.
At 7:23 p.m., Dickinson officials said a substation failure was the cause of the outage.
More than 12,000 customers were without power due to an unplanned outage in Dickinson, Texas City and League City, according to Texas-New Mexico Power’s website.
The outage is affecting traffic signals in Dickinson. The city was working to place stop signs at intersections where the signals are out.
Intersection without lights or stop signs should be treated as a four-way stop.
The company said power in some parts of the county may not be restored until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The police department, fire department, EMS and city officials are aware of the problem and in communication with the power company, a Dickinson police department official said in a news release.
There is no need to notify emergency of the outages. 911 should only be contacted by people in need of emergency services.
Power outages updates from Texas-New Mexico Power are available by calling 888-866-7456.