Equipment failure causes power outage in Athens

Published: Sep. 5, 2015 at 2:43 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2015 at 2:44 AM CDT
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ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - An equipment failure at the Peach Orchard Substation has caused a power outage that affected approximately 14,500 customers Friday.

Amy Golden, Customer Relations Manager, says a lightening arrestor on a main transformer failed, which caused a loss of three substations.

Crews worked for several hours to get the substations back online and restore service to the area.

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