Saturday afternoon saw a power outage in West Amarillo.

Power in the west Amarillo area went out around 1:30pm.  Xcel Energy says around 2,800 customers were affected.  Power was restored shortly after 2pm.

The outage is blamed on a bird landing on a power transformer at an Xcel substation.

Westgate Mall was without power as well as traffic lights at SW 34th and Soncy and  South Coulter and I-40.