ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - PNM has fixed a major power outage in northeast Albuquerque that affected as many as 10,000 customers.
At one point the outage stretched all the way from Carlisle to Tramway.
Many schools, at least 13, were left in the dark along with countless businesses.
Police were quick to get out to intersections to help direct traffic. There were also reports of some people trapped in elevators.
They say they lost a main transmission line that serves five substations after a a lightning arrestor in a substation that caused an arc flash, which caused a transmission line breaker to open.
Power has been restored.
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