Heavy storms that hit Central Texas Saturday night knocked three TV stations off the air for several hours.
NBC affiliate KXAN, CW affiliate KNVA and MyNetworkTV affiliate KBVO lost both their main and backup power supplies shortly after 9 p.m., according to posts on Twitter.
The three stations, which are operated by Virginia-based Media General, share studios on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the University of Texas campus.
The power outage forced KXAN to cancel its 10 p.m. newscast, according to the station’s assistant news director, who tweeted a photo of news anchor David Scott sitting in a darkened studio.
As of 12:30 a.m., the stations remained off the air.
Technical difficulties due to tonight's weather means no @KXAN_News at 10p. We apologize – working to get it fixed. pic.twitter.com/L6LUCy7ciz
— Tim Vetscher (@Tim_Vetscher) April 19, 2015