Downtown power outage causes problems for hospital

Posted at: 08/31/2013 7:18 PM
Updated at: 08/31/2013 7:29 PM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com



A power outage caused problems in downtown Albuquerque on Saturday.

More than 1,200 customers, from Lomas and Martin Luther King to Broadway and Northern, had their power knocked out.

Presbyterian Hospital was among those who lost power.

Hospital officials told KOB Eyewitness News 4 their generator took a hit, but they did have some power so patients did not have to be moved.

However, visitors could not come in.

PNM says power was restored to residents around 12:30 p.m.

The hospital will still be on generator power for the next 24 to 36 hours.

Visitors are asked to call (505) 841-1234 for questions about hospital visitation