Underground line fault causes outage

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Officials from the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities reported a power outage that began at 3:52 p.m. Wednesday in the Eastern Area. The outage affected 98 customers in an area bounded by Myrtle, Rim and Canyon Roads. An underground line fault at Piñon Road caused the electric interruption.
Power was restored to all but 20 of those customers by 4:45 p.m. At 6:45 p.m. power was restored to the remaining 20 customers on Piñon and Rim Roads.
DPU officials also noted that this outage was caused by aging underground infrastructure and is not related to the construction work underway in the Eastern Area.
Power outage status and notifications were provided to inquiring customers by 311 Customer Care Center staff and to online customers and cell phones via DPU’s Facebook and Twitter presence at www.facebook.com/DPU1968  and twitter.com/DPUAlerts.