UPDATE: EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso Electric officials said sustained high temperatures and very high load conditions triggered a system imbalance, causing outages across the city Thursday afternoon.
Crews restored power to affected customers by 5:40 p.m.
According to a statement from El Paso Electric, sustained hot weather does not allow for infrastructure to properly cool down overnight, causing it to overheat and damage electrical equipment.
A power outage is affecting thousands of customers throughout El Paso.
El Paso Electric officials said crews are aware of the outages and there is no need for customers to report the incident.
EPE said crews will be working throughout the service area to address each outage as quickly and safely as possible.
You can check to see if power is out in your area by clicking here.