Brick wall collapses between west Houston apartment buildings, knocking out electricity for days

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Apartment building's brick wall collapses, knocking out electricity
Residents of the Woodlake Apartment complex spent Monday morning without power after a brick wall came crashing down.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Power has been restored at a southwest Houston apartment complex after a brick side wall came crashing down and took powerlines with it.

All that was left on the side at the Woodlake Meadows Apartment Homes on Richmond Avenue was scattered debris.

Residents told ABC13 the wall came crashing down on Sunday morning, taking out the electricity.

"I was getting ready, and I heard a super loud noise. Thought it was thunder, and then my energy just went out," one resident said.

Cleanup crews were back at the complex on Monday, picking up the debris and clearing out what could have been a dangerous situation.

However, one resident said when CenterPoint Energy came to restore power, crews said something could only be done once all of the bricks were picked up, which could take days.

In an update, CenterPoint sent a statement to ABC13 after resolving the matter and restoring power on Tuesday morning.

"CenterPoint Energy crews de-energized the building at 8155 Richmond Avenue by request of the property owner in order to make necessary repairs. Once our CenterPoint team confirmed that the repairs were completed safely, the building was re-energized. Power has been restored to all affected customers as of 8:27 a.m. this morning."

It's unclear what caused the wall to collapse.

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