El Paso Electric crews assist in Albuquerque power outage
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KTSM) — After a severe storm left thousands of Albuquerque residents without power, El Paso Electric helped the community by sending crews to assist in restoring electricity.
A total of four 2-man crews and support personnel took off for Albuquerque on Sunday.
“We’re glad to be able to provide assistance to our utility neighbor in New Mexico,” said Tom Shockley, El Paso Electric Chief Executive Officer. “Our employees always rise to the challenge, especially when it comes to helping communities in need.”
El Paso Electric said they were prepared to provide assistance for several days. As of Sunday night, 2,700 residents were still without power.
El Paso Electric and its employees have a history of assisting other utilities after storms and other natural disasters. Last November, El Paso Electric crews assisted in the restoration of power to New York residents after Superstorm Sandy left millions without power.