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Thousands lost power in El Paso area on stormy night


HORIZON CITY, Texas -- Over 3,700 homes and businesses in the Horizon City area and another roughly 1,500 in central El Paso were without power at one point on a stormy Sunday night.

The El Paso Electric outage map reflected that 3,704 customers in Horizon lost service as a result of multiple outages that were reported around 9 p.m.; another cluster of outages reported about 10 p.m. in central El Paso impacted 1,467.

As of 10:50 p.m., an EPE spokesman said power had been restored.

The utility indicated that the cause of the outages were weather-related; the power losses came following an afternoon and evening of thunderstorms, some accompanied by heavy rain, strong winds and hail, moving through the Borderland.

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