Craig briefs: Power outage hits Craig, Hayden on Saturday
October 6, 2015
Power outage hits Craig, Hayden on SaturdayPower outage hits Craig, Hayden on Saturday
Power outage hits Craig, Hayden on Saturday
Craig and Hayden experienced a nearly one-and-a-half hour power outage Saturday afternoon, according to Yampa Valley Electric Association spokeswoman Tammi McKenzie.
Power was cut off for 7,850 meters after an equipment failure at the Thompson Hill substation south of Craig around 2:41 p.m. Power was restored one hour and 22 minutes later.
"It wasn't anticipated, there wasn't really anything we could have done different. Equipment failed, and that just happens," McKenzie said.
McKenzie said all of YVEA's equipment is routinely inspected and maintained.
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