Power outage forces Farmington school to evacuate
FARMINGTON — A Farmington elementary school was briefly evacuated this morning due to power outages caused by a semitrailer that ran into power lines in north Farmington.
Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen said this afternoon that the semitrailer hit the power lines at 1400 E. 20th St. and pulled down a utility pole. The downed utility pole fell near a Farmington Municipal School District administration building.
She said no one was injured in the incident, which was reported at 10:03 a.m.
Northeast Elementary was evacuated due to the power outage, according to Chris Pash, Farmington schools' executive director of human resources.
He said school officials evacuated the building on the recommendation of Farmington fire officials.
He said Hermosa Middle School also experienced a power outage, but was not evacuated.
The power outage impacted users near the site of the crash, according to Sue Nipper Greaves, business operations manager for Farmington Electric Utility System.
She said power had been restored to most users by 10:45 a.m., but five residences would remain without power until about 4 p.m.