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Austin grocery stores work to reopen amid area-wide power outages

Austin grocery stores work to reopen amid area-wide power outages

Line at HEB grocery store in Austin
Some Austin H-E-Bs reopened with limited hours, and long lines, on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of KVUE

KVUE — Amid power and water outages across Central Texas, local grocers are struggling to keep their doors open to Texans in need.

On Tuesday, February 16, H-E-B locations in Austin and Central Texas reopened with reduced hours. Stores are open from noon to 5 pm, the grocery chain said. The Central Market located on North Lamar Boulevard is open from 9 am to 5 pm, while the Central Market located on Westgate Boulevard will remain closed Tuesday.

Viewers told KVUE that the H-E-B in Hutto was forced to turn customers away Tuesday and closed its doors due to a lack of running water. KVUE's Hannah Rucker spotted long lines at the H-E-B at Mueller.

The following Austin-area H-E-B locations are closed Tuesday:

  • Hwy 183 & Lakeline Blvd.
  • Brodie & William Cannon
  • 620 & 2222
  • E. 7th & Pleasant Valley
  • Slaughter & Manchaca
  • Riverside & S. Pleasant Valley
  • Ed Bluestein & Manor
  • Lamar & Rundberg
  • Dripping Springs
  • San Marcos 1 & 2
  • Spicewood Springs & 183
  • Parmer & McNeil
  • Parmer & I35
  • Hutto
  • Kingsland
  • Taylor
  • Pflugerville 685 & E. Pecan
  • Georgetown 1 & 2
  • Round Rock I35 & University
  • I35 & William Cannon
  • Parmer & Mopac
  • Parmer & FM1431

This comes after all locations in Central Texas closed to the public on Monday as a winter storm blanketed the area with snow and ice. For more information on H-E-B openings and closures, click here.

Wheatsville Co-op was open even when H-E-B wasn't. On Monday, Wheatsville opened itsdoors from noon to 6 pm. Its Guadalupe Street location reopened on Tuesday. 

As of noon Tuesday, Walmart had closed 455 stores nationwide due to the weather. 

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