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Winds Cause Power Outage in Northeast

POSTED: Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 8:17pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:23pm

EL PASO--- Winds have caused a major power outage in Northeast El Paso Saturday evening, affecting thousands of customers, said El Paso Electric spokesman Henry Quintana.

The problem started at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, after a transformer blew out.

The outage is affecting roughly 2,000 customers throughout the area.

Workers are now fixing the transformer, and hope to have the outage resolved by 9:30 p.m.

UPDATE: 10:30 p.m.

Power is nearly fully restored to Northeast El Paso.
Utility crews say high winds knocked out a transformer and downed some wires.
Only a few customers remain without power.

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