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Dottie Roark

Friday, August 5th, 2011

State comes close to rolling blackouts

After more triple-digit temperatures and continued skyrocketing power demand, the Texas electric grid operator warned of a "high probability" of rolling blackouts, although as of 5 p.m. Thursday the danger appeared to have abated. The situation is not expected to be markedly different on Friday.