Storms cause power outages

Freedom New Mexico

Monday’s storms caused various outages throughout Eastern New Mexico.

Wes Reeves, a spokesman for Xcel Energy, said 4,000 Tucumcari customers lost power at 5:42 p.m., but nearly all of them had power back in 40 minutes. Reeves expected service for the final 100 customers to be restored in a matter of hours.

Also, Reeves said, about 1,200 Clovis residents went without power for more than an hour when a line was knocked off a crossarm around 6:11 p.m. Reeves said power was restored about 7:25 p.m.