NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Power is back on across northern New Mexico on Thursday. A powerful wind storm ripped through the state and on Wednesday, thousands of New Mexican families were without power.

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Wind knocked out power to all 3,200 Northern Rio Arriba Electric customers in the Chama and Tierra Amarilla areas. Power had been out since around 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The electric company says crews from Las Cruces traveled up north to help restore power and fix damaged transmission poles.

The county has set up a shelter at the Hernandez Community Center. Call 505-753-555 if you need transportation. The Tierra Amarilla County Offices were closed Thursday, Dec. 16 due to the power outage.

The Taos County manager said most power has been restored at 5,000 households.