Snow Causes Power Outages in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - Xcel Energy says about 3,500 customers are without electricity, most of them in the Carlsbad area.

Wes Reeves of Xcel in Amarillo, Texas, says the outages are due to a wintery storm that swept over southeastern New Mexico on Monday.

Reeves says most of the problems are lines down to heavy snow. He says a crew from Hobbs has been called in to assist.