EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Power was restored to more than 2,000 residents in the Socorro area as of 2:42 pm. on Friday.

El Paso Electric said that power was restored to the remaining 19 customers without power on Friday afternoon.

EPE also said that all roads closed so crews could make repairs to the transmission pole are now open.


A car crashed into an electric pole at 11800 Socorro Rd. at about 7 a.m. on Friday, causing a power outage in the area.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the single-vehicle accident. El Paso Electric said the car took down a transmission pole between Thompson and Brisa Del Valle.

EPE said about 2,300 residents were affected by the outage; however, crews have been able to restore power to about 1,000 customers as of 10 a.m. Friday. EPE crews continue to work on isolation efforts to restore power to all those affected.

EPCSO said Socorro Road is closed between Glorietta and Thompson roads and advised drivers to use Alameda Avenue as an alternate route. Driver caution is advised.


More than 2,200 residents in the Socorro area are experiencing a power outage on Friday morning, according to the El Paso Electric website.

According to the EPE Outage Map, 2,286 people are affected by the outage, which was reported at about 6:55 a.m.

El Paso Electric crews are working to restore power.

No word yet on what caused the outage, but EPE’s website estimates power will be restored at 11 a.m.