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

KVUE – Amid power and water outages in central Texas, local grocers are struggling to keep their doors open to needy Texans.

On Tuesday, February 16, HEB’s Austin and central Texas locations reopened with reduced hours. The shops are open from 12 noon to 5 p.m., the grocery chain announced. Central Market on North Lamar Boulevard is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Central Market on Westgate Boulevard is closed on Tuesdays.

Viewers told KVUE that the HEB in Hutto was forced to turn away customers Tuesday and closed its doors due to a lack of running water. Hannah Rucker from KVUE discovered long queues in the HEB at Mueller.

The following HEB locations in the Austin area are closed on Tuesdays:

  • Hwy 183 & Lakeline Blvd.

  • Brodie & William Cannon

  • 620 & 2222

  • E. 7. & pleasant valley

  • Slaughter & Manchaca

  • Riverside & S. Pleasant Valley

  • Ed Bluestein & Manor

  • Lamar & Rundberg

  • Dripping feathers

  • Mark 1 & 2

  • Spicewood Springs & 183

  • Parmer & McNeil

  • Parmer & I35

  • Hat

  • Kingsland

  • Taylor

  • Pflugerville 685 & E. Pecan

  • Georgetown 1 & 2

  • Round Rock I35 & University

  • I35 & William Cannon

  • Parmer & Mopac

  • Parmer & FM1431

This comes after all of the central Texas locations closed to the public on Monday when a winter storm covered the area with snow and ice. More information on HEB openings and closures can be found here.

Wheatsville Co-op was open when HEB wasn’t. On Monday, Wheatsville opened its doors from noon to 6 p.m. The location on Guadalupe Street reopened Tuesday.

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

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