PNM: Monday's brief Sunport power outage was planned for repairs
March 25, 2019 05:12 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - PNM crews were at the Albuquerque International Sunport Monday morning working to make final repairs to a circuit that caused an outage over the weekend.
Power went out early Saturday morning affecting more than 30 flights. Most flights were delayed but others were canceled.
KOB received calls of another outage at the Sunport Monday morning, but PNM officials say this was a planned outage in order for crews to continue making repairs.
According to PNM, while making repairs on Saturday, crews discovered an additional issue with a backup circuit. Crews repaired the circuit during a temporary, planned outage Monday morning and power was back on line around 5 a.m., two hours behind schedule.
"Additional problems were found with a second backup unit so that work had to be done it needed to be repaired," said PNM spokesperson Shannon Jackson.
The extended outage caused about 20 flights delays Monday morning.
PNM officials say they plan to meet with city officials to discuss improvements for power at the Sunport.
While making repairs on Saturday, @PNMtalk crews discovered additional issue with backup circuits. Significant work was carried out during non-operational hours on Sunday night, but work unfortunately was not completed until just before 5am, resulting in this morning's delay.— ABQ Sunport (@ABQSunport) March 25, 2019
Updated: March 25, 2019 05:12 PM
Created: March 25, 2019 06:57 AM
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