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Electricity restored for nearly 5,000 in far east El after wind causes outage

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Traffic makes its way along Zaragoza at Pebble Hills during a power outage Thursday evening.
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Map shows the area impacted by Thursday evening's power outage.

EL PASO, Texas -- Windy conditions Thursday night resulted in debris on power lines that triggered a power outage for nearly 5,000 electric customers in far east El Paso.

El Paso Electric Company crews went to a spot along Zaragoza to remove the debris and restore power.

The outage, which occurred about 6:25 p.m. impacted 4,931 El Paso Electric customers. Power was restored for everyone around 7:50 p.m.

During the outage, authorities indicated traffic lights were out from Montana to Montwood.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. What kind of debris? The City of El Paso does a poor job of pro active environmental enforcement. They are depending on you to rat our your neighbors if they have trees that may come into contact with power lines. BTW – Most of the electrical cabling in far east El Paso residential neighborhoods is underground so possibly other factors.

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