Car and garbage truck hit power poles, causing outages

Updated: 05/22/2014 8:17 AM | Created: 05/22/2014 8:15 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The Bernalillo County Fire Department says a car and garbage truck hit power poles in separate incidents Thursday morning, causing two power outages in the North Valley.

In the first incident, a car knocked down a power pole on 4th Street, causing the transformer to blow and start a small fire. The fire was quickly contained.

More than 700 customers are without power in this area. PNM crews are working to fix the pole.

A short distance away on the same street, a garbage truck ran into a power pole near El Pinto Restaurant. PNM confirms 268 customers are without power and the repairs will take a couple of hours.

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