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Wind wreaks havoc across New Mexico

Wind completely crumples shed in Alamogordo. Wind completely crumples shed in Alamogordo. | 

Marian Camacho
March 14, 2019 08:52 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Wind wreaked havoc across New Mexico Wednesday toppling semi-trucks and trees, ripping off roof shingles and even pushing a train off its tracks.

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KOB viewers from around the state sent in startling pictures of the aftermath.

Xcel Energy, which services a large portion of southeastern New Mexico, says it has 137 crews working through the region affected by the extreme wind event.

Xcel Energy officials say the damage generated a total of 2,580 service jobs, 1,000 of which are individual service jobs to restore power.

A total of 121,000 customers lost service during the storm. Power has since been restored to about 62-percent of those affected.

Downed power lines should be reported by calling 1-800-895-1999.

Click here to view the Xcel Energy outage map.

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