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Xcel Energy crews working to restore power

UPDATE: Xcel Energy says all hands are on deck as they make their way to Clovis to restore power. The company says they're boosting manpower to 23 heavy construction crews (73 personnel) at the start, and then continually move in more resources.

Currently the outage map is showing 2,712 customers in Clovis without power. Another 196 are in Portales and 80 in Texico-Farwell.

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UPDATE: Xcel Energy is continuing power restoration efforts in our Texas-New Mexico service area tonight. At the present time we are working 99 outage events in Clovis, N.M., accounting for 4,324 customers without power.

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UPDATE: Xcel Energy is reporting 14,200 customers without power across Texas-New Mexico service area. Close to 11,745 are in the Clovis district. 

Since the beginning of the storm on Saturday, the Company reports 30,000 customers affected by service interruptions. 

Xcel Energy spokesperson Wes Reeves says the company does not anticipate weather conditions to improve until Monday. Customers are cautioned to stay away from downed power lines. 

All available personnel are involved in restoration efforts. 

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Amarillo, TX - Xcel Energy spokesperson Wes Reeves says as of 8:30 Sunday morning, 9,433 customers are without power in the Texas-New Mexico service area.

There are close to 4,500 in the Clovis district alone, where one outage has affected more than 3,000 customers in North Clovis overnight. Those customers are fed from a substation where the company experienced equipment failure. 

Reeves says white-out conditions have slowed, and in some cases, stalled personnel traveling between towns to assist, but with daylight Reeves expects to pick up the pace of restoration. 

The high winds are the primary reason for these outages. Xcel Energy has reports of broken poles and cross arms all across the region, and have been called out to multiple locations where lines have been downed. It has been difficult to reach some of these areas because of impassable roads and poor visibility. 

Xcel asks if you need to contact them, to do so through their toll-free customer service line of 1-800-895-1999. Calling the dispatch center slows down the company's response.

Customers can also report outages at www.xcelenergy.com/outages.

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