Lightning takes out Alamogordo power

From the Alamogordo Daily News - (Swickard) You never really think about electric power until it is not there, eh?
Sunday night's power outage was caused after lightning hit the main electrical circuit near Alamogordo that left about 1,618 customers without power for little over an hour, a Public Service Company of New Mexico spokeswoman said. PNM spokeswoman Maria Parra said she believes the blackout lasted about 61 minutes. "It hit our circuit No. 1203," Parra said. "It serves the area of Aspen north to Indian Wells and then Oregon and Scenic." Read more


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