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Blackout Forces New Mexico Casino Evacuation

1 April 2003

FARMINGTON, New Mexico -- As reported by the Associated Press: ``A power outage left 2,400 people in the dark Sunday night for nearly 90 minutes along a five-mile swath of San Juan County, blacking out customers in Bloomfield and forcing a brief evacuation of the SunRay Casino.

``Farmington city officials say police contacted SunRay Race Track and Casino security after the blackout occurred at 8:43 p.m.

``Dispatch supervisor Elaine Young said the casino lost power, and everyone was ushered out..."

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