POSTED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:24pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:57pm
EL PASO - Power restored at 11:36 a.m. after an outage just before 10:00 a.m. knocked out KTSM, our sister station KDBC, and several local radio stations off of the air. The outage, according to an El Paso Electric spokesperson, was due to a malfunction in equipment at the Sunset substation. About 900 customers were affected, most of them near downtown El Paso.
Police officers could be seen directing traffic at the intersection of El Paso St. and Yandell St. where the traffic lights were out.
El Paso Electric says that they're working on the problem and hope to have power restored soon. We'll continue to post updates on ktsm.com and facebook.com/newschannel9elpaso.