Underground Line Fault Causes Eastern Area Power Outage

DPU News:

Officials from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities report that a power outage, which began at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday in the Eastern Area bounded by Myrtle Street, Rim Road and Canyon Road, affected 98 customers.

Power was restored by 4:45 p.m. to all but 20 of those customers. At 6:45 p.m., power was restored to the remaining 20 customers on Piñon Road and Rim Road.

An underground line fault at Piñon Road caused the electric interruption.

DPU officials also noted that this outage was caused by aging underground infrastructure and is not related to the construction work underway in the Eastern Area.

Power outage status and notifications were provided to inquiring customers by 311 Customer Care Center staff and to online customers and registered cell phone customers via DPU’s Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/DPU1968 and https://twitter.com/DPUAlerts

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county‐owned electric, gas, water & 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. Stay up to date with the DPU by subscribing to the monthly Board Meeting Recap via email, at www.losalamosnm.us/Pages/Subscribe.aspx. The DPU

is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these services for more than 40 years. DPU@lacnm.us | 505.662.8333 or 311 | www.losalamosnm.us/UTILITIES

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