An arcing transformer was be to blame for power outages in parts of North Abilene.
The transformer was is in the 2300 block of N. Mockingbird. The problem began around 5pm Thursday.
1,500 customers were affected.
The arcing transformer also caused a small grass fire.
Stoplights were out in some areas. Abilene police were directing traffic as many people get off work.
Power was restored to all customers by 7:30 pm.