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New Mexico power outage

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sun Mar 19 00:51:44 2000

The associated press reports most of the state of New Mexico lost power
about 5pm on Saturday.

A grass fire in the four corners area bewteen Farmington and Albuquerque
is being blamed for causing the outage.  After a transmission line was
damaged, two power plants shutdown.  Individuals lost power from 45 minutes
to three hours.  At last report, 85 percent of the state power grid has
been restored to service.

US West reported slight but random problems with telephone service.