Lightning causes power outages

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Lightning damaged two electric overhead wires at the intersection of Trinity and Diamond Drive late Tuesday afternoon. Approximately 700 Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities customers lost power when the two wires blew.
Boundaries of the outage included the ski hill, Western Area, Denver Steels, and neighborhoods around the Los Alamos High School. Additionally, several small sporadic outages due to Tuesday’s storm were also reported on Chamisa, Andanada, Barranca and Urban streets.
DPU’s electric line crews responded, made repairs, and restored power to the ski hill and Western Area by 4:46 p.m., Denver Steels area by 6:10 p.m., and all other neighborhoods by 7:20 p.m.