Public Safety

Rain Pools Up On Quemazon Nature Trail and 46th

A community member sent in these photos from today’s rains saying, the rains have brought good and bad … love the temporary stream on the Quemazon Nature Trail but not excited about the delays the weather is bringing to our street redo on 46th off of Trinity. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

 


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More Lightning Strikes Above Los Alamos

With rain storms hovering over the area, more lightning strikes were captured on camera from Nickel Street Sunday evening. The National Weather Service puts the chance for more rain today in Los Alamos at 90 percent. Photo by Daniel Seitz
Lightning captured on camera from Nickel Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Daniel Seitz


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MSHA Issues 52 Citations At WIPP

WIPP News:

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently inspected the WIPP facility. Since underground access was not available at the time of the visit, inspectors focused on the surface facilities.

Following their inspection, MSHA issued 52 citations for various conditions including general workplace tidiness, exposed electrical wiring and missing safety guards on equipment.

Currently, 49 of the citations have been addressed and corrective actions completed. A list of citations and dispositions can be found at here.

The three outstanding citations are related to missing


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Power Interrupted At UNM-LA And Denver Steels

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials report that a power outage affecting about 100 customers in the Denver Steels neighborhood and portions of the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos began about 6:45 a.m. today.

Power was restored at UNM-LA by 7:30 a.m. and by 8 a.m. to the Denver Steels neighborhood.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water and wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and the public is always welcome.


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Lightning Creates Quite A Show Over Los Alamos

Lightning last night created quite a show. These strikes were shot from a house on Nickel Street … the lights are from Canyon Road. Photo by Daniel Seitz

 

NWS News:

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Los Alamos County and the Jemez Mountains through late tonight as well as a weather outlook through Sunday, Aug. 3.

.TODAY…SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING…THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOWER


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