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Outage leaves over 4100 without power

Nearly a quarter of Appalachian Power Company’s customers in Pulaski County were without power for almost four hours Wednesday.
Appalachian spokesman John Shepelwich said the 3:32 p.m. outage was the result of an equipment failure at a substation in the Wurno Community, in Northeast Pulaski.
He said power was restored at 7:32 p.m.
According to the power company’s website, 4,109 customers were without power at 3:41 p.m. That number fluctuated between 4,100 and 4,110 up until the power was restored to all customers.
The website reported that the outages affected just over 21 percent of the company’s 19,287 customers in the county.
Outages were reported in sections of the Town of Pulaski, the Dublin to Fairlawn area, and Hiwassee.
Shepelwich said a variety of factors cause major outages at substations, including equipment failures, equipment overheating, and even animals.
Lately, he noted, the company has been having problems with animals getting into substation equipment and triggering shorts. Some of the most common culprits are snakes, squirrels and birds.

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Outage leaves over 4100 without power

Nearly a quarter of Appalachian Power Company’s customers in Pulaski County were without power for almost four hours Wednesday.
Appalachian spokesman John Shepelwich said the 3:32 p.m. outage was the result of an equipment failure at a substation in the Wurno Community, in Northeast Pulaski.
He said power was restored at 7:32 p.m.
According to the power company’s website, 4,109 customers were without power at 3:41 p.m. That number fluctuated between 4,100 and 4,110 up until the power was restored to all customers.
The website reported that the outages affected just over 21 percent of the company’s 19,287 customers in the county.
Outages were reported in sections of the Town of Pulaski, the Dublin to Fairlawn area, and Hiwassee.
Shepelwich said a variety of factors cause major outages at substations, including equipment failures, equipment overheating, and even animals.
Lately, he noted, the company has been having problems with animals getting into substation equipment and triggering shorts. Some of the most common culprits are snakes, squirrels and birds.

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