Bernalillo Homes Flooded In Overnight Storm

Jul 26, 2013

Overnight storms flooded about 30 homes in Bernalillo and knocked out power to about 10,000 customers in Santa Fe.

Sandoval County fire officials say two homes in Bernalillo were flooded and some 30 more severely water damaged when a culvert near Interstate 25 was breached.

Fire Chief James Maxon says a 25-foot hole in the levee broke as the area was hit with heavy rain early Friday, spilling water into a neighborhood at Camino del Pueblo and Avenida Bernalillo.

He says crews were able to save most of the homeowners' personal property.

In Santa Fe, PNM was working to restore power Friday.

As the storm swept across the Albuquerque metro area after midnight, it dumped anywhere from a trace of rain on Albuquerque's west side to almost 3 inches in the east.

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