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Re: New Mexico power outage

  • From: John M. Brown
  • Date: Sun Mar 19 14:16:36 2000

Power was not fully restored in some areas until after 10pm local time.

In addition major trunking betweek CLEC's and the ILEC (US West) are
still down.

E.Spire is suffering from a 12+ hour failure on the switched services systems.
Thus all Dial, ISDN, etc are down cold between them and US West.  

US West is reporting that they lost a transformer that is causing the problem

Several large ISP's dial infra-structure is seriouls degraded at this time.


On Sat, Mar 18, 2000 at 09:48:07PM -0800, Sean Donelan wrote:
> 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.