Underground Line Fault Causes Power Outage in Canyon St. Neighborhood

An underground line fault Thursday morning resulted in a power outage for 75 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities customers on Canyon Street, Quartz and Rim Road.

The outage began at 5:45 a.m. and electric linemen isolated the fault and restored power at 6:30 a.m. to 21 homes and 9:10 a.m. to the remaining 54 homes.

The fault occurred in an area that DPU has scheduled for electric line replacement this summer.
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.
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. Contact the DPU via: 505-662-8333, or www.losalamosnm.us/utilities or email to: dpu@lacnm.us.

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