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Edgewood area residents still without power on Saturday

KOB.com Web Staff and Joy Wang
August 12, 2017 10:56 PM

EDGEWOOD, N.M. -- Many residents in the town of Edgewood are still waiting for power to be restored after weather caused at least 14 utility poles to fall Friday afternoon, causing an outage for at least 6,300 residents in the community and surrounding area.

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Others areas impacted include portions of Sandia Park, Sandia Knolls and Moriarty.

After initially saying residents could be without power for as much as 24 hours, the latest updated provided by Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative CEO Matthew Collins on Sunday evening said crews continue to work around the clock to restore power. Collins said several crews from both Tri State Generation and Transmission as well as CNMEC are working to restore power. 

Replacements for the 55- to 60-foot high-voltage lines had to be shipped from out of town, Collins said.

Heavy rain and winds stormed through the community Friday, causing the downed powerlines and leaving thousands helpless. 

"It was just crazy," said resident Cherrie Brown. "It literally sounded like a tornado."

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KOB.com Web Staff and Joy Wang

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