Tue June 11, 2013
Albuquerque Opens Cooling Centers For Victims Of Power Outage
UPDATE 6/11 3p: The City of Albuquerque has opened cooling centers for residents affected by downed powerlines. Temperatures are expected to peak in the upper 90s and low 100s today.
KOB-TV reports the centers will offer air conditioning and water and are free to the public. There are four locations.
Strong winds in Albuquerque downed powerlines and shut down power supply to over 10-thousand people overnight. The Albuquerque Journal reports nearly two thousand people may not have their power restored until early this afternoon.
PNM officials say the wind storm knocked down 10 distribution poles and 11 transmission stations. The Bernalillo Metropolitan Detention Center also lost power. The facility remains on lock-down.