Power still out in White Rock

The power is still out in White Rock, and the Department of Public Utilities is still looking for the cause of the problem. The break in the line occurred earlier this afternoon, and did not originate in the county’s electric grid.

A downed transmission line is the cause of a wide spread power outage in White Rock that began at approximately 2:30 p.m. Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric linemen are dispatched to the area.  The estimated time as to when power will be restored is unknown. DPU will provide more information once it is available,” DPU Spokeswoman Williams-Hill said.

The county is setting up portable generators for the traffic lights on State Road 4 to handle the traffic commute.

Power is reportedly out all over White Rock and in parts of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“We do not know how long the power is going to be out,” Williams-Hill said.

Williams-Hill also recommended people keep checking their Facebook Page for updates. For power-related issues, call the Los Alamos County Police Department at 662-8222 for more information.