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Electrical substation problem caused outage for 2,900 in far east El Paso

Power Outage

EL PASO, Texas -- About 2,900 El Paso Electric customers were without power Thursday afternoon and evening for a few hours due to an outage in 90-degree weather.

The electrical outage was first reported around 4 p.m. in far East El Paso and utility officials said at the time that crews were working quickly to restore service.

Around 9 p.m. the problem was finally reflected as having been resolved, according to El Paso Electric's outage map. A utility spokesman on Friday estimated many had their power back on by about 7 p.m. and the map lagged in updating.

The company tweeted Thursday that the cause of that outage was under investigation and didn't post further updates.

The utility spokesman on Friday said it had been determined that the outage was triggered by a "feeder lockup at a local substation."

Jim Parker

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



  1. The two elderly morons above have an answer for everything! Like two infantiles. “That’s why I have a generator”. Heee heeee!!! Such sad people. Their entertainment is talking to each other on forums. Guess not even their grandkids want to be around them. Let’s put it this way, if I had an in law like K1DPR, no way my child would be around such thing.

    1. Thank God it’s a good thing you can’t procreate. A decent society does not need two slimes like you.
      A degenerate pervert that would abuse its kids. That would be you if you could procreate. Thank God you will die out with no legacy to remember you.

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