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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Recovery is in progress in Houston and surrounding areas after severe weather on Thursday, and CenterPoint Energy is continuing its ongoing efforts to restore power.

The video above is from a previous report.

At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, the company said 82% of customers, or 2.3 million people, had their power restored.

According to Council Member Sallie Alcorn, 140,000 customers reportedly had their electricity restored Friday night.

The fix came just in time as temperatures in Houston are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s over the weekend.

In a press release, the company said that technicians are working and aim to complete the restoration work by Wednesday for customers who are available to receive service.

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CenterPoint said nearly 2,200 line workers and vegetation professionals arrived late Friday evening to continue the restoration project.

“Our crews’ visual inspections and damage assessments of our infrastructure yesterday showed that we have a lot of hard work ahead in the coming days. The team at CenterPoint and the mutual assistance teams supporting our efforts are committed to the restoration of service to our customers as safely and quickly as possible,”said Lynnae Wilson, Senior Vice President of Electric Business.

Currently, the PowerOutage.us tracker shows there are 451,641 people without power.

SEE PHOTOS: From downed transmission lines to uprooted trees, storms leave trail of damage in Houston

CenterPoint said its primary focus is on homes and businesses. In a post on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter, the company said workers were out before sunrise to continue repair work.

However, the company is working to repair its “slower than normal” power outage tracker tool on its website.

For more information, the company said they would share updates frequently on its Power Alert System and the platform X.

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