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Rt. 100 outage planned

Appalachian Power customers along Route 100, north of Dublin, will experience a planned power outage Wednesday so service can be upgraded.
Power company spokesman John Shepelwich said plans call for a “circuit conversion” to be conducted to improve facilities in the Dublin area. He noted the conversion will not only improve the quality and reliability of service, but also will prepare it to handle future growth of residential and commercial development.
The area to be affected will be between Giles Avenue and Cloyds Mountain. Both businesses and residents adjacent to Rt. 100 will experience outages.
One group of about two-dozen customers is expected to be without power from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., according to Shepelwich. A second group of 387 customers will be without power from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shepelwich said the company has an outgoing telephone calling system that will notify affected customers Monday to notify them of the plans.
Circuit conversions usually are dependent upon good weather. However, he said this particular project has been delayed by about seven months, so the company apparently plans to move forward with the conversion as long as there are no thunderstorms.
The process involves removing old transformers, replacing them with new ones and then re-energizing them. About 70 employees will be involved in the conversion.
Although no road closures are anticipated, Shepelwich suggested motorists be alert for service trucks along the highway in that area.
Should there be a problem with heavy power outages in another area due to storms, crews could be pulled off the local project and the outages be rescheduled.

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Rt. 100 outage planned

Appalachian Power customers along Route 100, north of Dublin, will experience a planned power outage Wednesday so service can be upgraded.
Power company spokesman John Shepelwich said plans call for a “circuit conversion” to be conducted to improve facilities in the Dublin area. He noted the conversion will not only improve the quality and reliability of service, but also will prepare it to handle future growth of residential and commercial development.
The area to be affected will be between Giles Avenue and Cloyds Mountain. Both businesses and residents adjacent to Rt. 100 will experience outages.
One group of about two-dozen customers is expected to be without power from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., according to Shepelwich. A second group of 387 customers will be without power from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shepelwich said the company has an outgoing telephone calling system that will notify affected customers Monday to notify them of the plans.
Circuit conversions usually are dependent upon good weather. However, he said this particular project has been delayed by about seven months, so the company apparently plans to move forward with the conversion as long as there are no thunderstorms.
The process involves removing old transformers, replacing them with new ones and then re-energizing them. About 70 employees will be involved in the conversion.
Although no road closures are anticipated, Shepelwich suggested motorists be alert for service trucks along the highway in that area.
Should there be a problem with heavy power outages in another area due to storms, crews could be pulled off the local project and the outages be rescheduled.

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