Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Officials reported that power was fully restored by Monday to the many customers who lost electricity following Sunday’s storm.
High wind, rain and lightning caused multiple outages Sunday evening throughout the Los Alamos town site. DPU electric lineman worked around the clock until Monday morning.
Reported Sunday at 7:10 p.m., crews responded to an outage in the 35th and 38th Street neighborhood and repaired a blown fuse. Power was restored by 7:23 p.m. to the 60 affected customers.
A downed power line was reported that same evening at 9:40 p.m. at the Pajarito Ski Hill affecting the ski hill and radio towers. Linemen spliced wires until early Monday morning and by 4 a.m., power was restore.
In the Loma Linda neighborhood, a felled tree broke a utility pole cross arm at 9:40 p.m. Sunday. Difficult working conditions associated with mud, required crews to shut power off to 90 customers to safely make repairs. Power was restored to customers in Loma Linda, Terry Lane and the horse stable by 4 a.m. Monday.
Downed communication lines were reported on 35th Street in the Western Area. DPU crews hoisted the communications lines up and out of the way.