"Our power didn't go down so we started seeing people come in about 3 o' clock in the morning to get water," John Jameson, general manager of
It was suddenly lights out for about two thirds of the city around 2:15 this morning.
That's when an explosion knocked out a transformer at the city's Wadsworth Power Station at
Market Street was packed with people stocking up on bottles and gallons of water today.
"I thought the power just went out in my house but then I looked outside and it was dark as night," said one young college student. "I mean, you couldn't see anything."
"I guess the complete darkness woke me up," said an older man. "I looked around and I thought something was wrong with my eyes- I'd gone blind or something."
The city of
"Power went out about 2 a.m. I guess, and I woke up about 3:30 dying of a heat stroke because it was like 100 degrees in the house," said a young shopper.
So at that time locals were not only facing hot temperatures but unclean drinking water.
Market Street was ready.
"We pulled together some of our partners, Coke, Pepsi to round up some extra water and luckily our warehouse is here in Lubbock so we were able to get some water over here pretty quick," Jameson said.