Lightning Strike Knocks Out Power To Some 400 Homes In White Rock For More Than Eight Hours Saturday Night


Lightning struck a utility pole around 8:30 p.m. Saturday on La Senda in White Rock, causing a major power outage.

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) estimates that 400 customers west of Sherwood Boulevard and south in the La Senda and Pajarito Acres neighborhoods were without power for more than eight hours.

Working through the night and the storm, DPU’s linemen replaced the pole and fully restored power to all customers by 5 a.m. today.

DPU reminds customers to report power outages to the Customer Care Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 505.662.8333 and after hours to Police Dispatch at 505.662.8222.

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