KTSM/KDBC go off-air; animal gets into power lines, transformer goes out
POSTED: Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 9:45pm
UPDATED: Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 5:22pm
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KTSM and sister station KDBC went off the air about 9:30 Saturday night after the stations lost power. Staff say they heard a loud bang and the building shook. They went outside and saw what appears to be a ring-tailed cat dead in the parking lot. It seems the little guy was on the power lines and got into or near the transformer.
El Paso Electric was notified and quickly worked to restore power.
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