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Semi-truck collides with power pole, leaving thousands in Sunland Park without power

(UPDATE @ 4:27 p.m.) — Power has been restored, but crews remain on the scene to repair the damaged power poles.

#UPDATE @ 4:15PM: Power has been restored to more than 2,600 customers. Crews are still on site making repairs to the downed power lines and to reconnect the remaining impacted customers.

— El Paso Electric (@ElPasoElectric) August 30, 2019

El Paso Electric crews are on the scene of a crash to restore power to more than 2,600 customers in Sunland Park.

The crash happened around 2:30 Friday afternoon when a semi-truck collided with a power pole, according to officials.

The crash forced the closure of McNutt Road.

Crews estimated the power to be restored within a couple hours.

KVIA 2019

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