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Power outages keep DPU busy

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By Special to the Monitor

 Lightning kept electric linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities busy early this morning.
Several blown fuses in Los Alamos, primarily in the Barranca Mesa and Villa neighborhoods, caused five different power outages beginning as early as midnight with the latest at 8:50 a.m.
Crews restored power to those affected within the hour of each occurrence.
The first outage was reported at midnight and affected 25  customers on Villa near 37th Street.
As soon as power was restored, another outage was reported at 1 a.m. that affected 15 customers on Andanada Street in Barranca Mesa.
Crews located the blown fuse and repaired it by 2 a.m.
At 6 a.m. this morning, another call came in from the Villa neighborhood reporting that six people were without power.
Again, crews located the blown fuse and made repairs by 7 a.m. Crews then headed back to Barranca Mesa at 7:45 a.m. to respond to on outage on Barranca Street that affected 15 customers.
Power was restored by 8:45 a.m., just in time for crews to then move to Royal Crest off of East Jemez Road to respond to an outage that was reported at 8:50 a.m. and affected the Royal Crest office and five trailers.  Power was restored by 9:15 a.m.