About 5,000 unemployment insurance payments won't be posted until 1:30 p.m. today after a power surge at the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The payments are usually available in the morning.
The department's computer system "experienced a power surge causing a power supply to fail on the main network switch overnight," according to a release sent to the media.
That switch controls access to the department's unemployment insurance system as well as its email, the release said.
The problem -- by far the first in recent days for the department -- was expected to be fixed by noon.