Power Outage in Pajarito Acres

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials reported a power outage affecting 660 customers in the Piedra Loop, Rio Bravo, Monte Rey areas at 1:30 a.m., Saturday morning.

The outage was due to a power pole and overhead cross arm failure. At 3:30 a.m., 650 customers had power restored, and at noon Saturday the remaining 10 customers had their power restored following the installation of a new air break switch.

“Our contractor just completed an assessment of the entire overhead electric system and we are incorporating that data into our Operation & Maintenance plan in conjunction with our next biennial budget,” said Deputy Utility Manager for Electric Distribution Rafael de la Torre.