Lightning Knocks Out Power to Hundreds of Los Alamos Homes

DPU News:

Lightning damaged two electric overhead wires at the intersection of Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive late Tuesday afternoon. 

Approximately 700 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers lost power when the two wires blew. 

Boundaries of the outage included the ski hill, Western Area, Denver Steels and neighborhoods around Los Alamos High School. Additionally, several small sporadic outages due to Tuesday’s storm also were reported on Chamisa, Andanada, Barranca and Urban streets.

DPU’s electric linemen responded, made repairs, and restored power by 4:46 p.m. to the ski hill and Western Area, 6:10 p.m. to the Denver Steels area and 7:20 p.m. to all other neighborhoods.

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