|Published: 8:14 AM, 01/09/2014
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—Problems resulting from overloaded electrical
circuits during this week’s bitterly cold weather proved relatively minor for
Newport Utilities personnel.
NU Electric Department Manager Jimmy Robertson, in a
statement late Monday, said, "Several areas have experienced blinking lights
this evening due to circuit loads reaching their trip settings because of
higher-than-normal power usage. Among these areas are Rock Hill, Greasy Cove,
Lower Bogard, Bogard, Sunset Gap, and McGaha Chapel."
Robertson said NU crews had responded to the affected areas
and "temporarily bypassed breakers to reduce their operations. The affected
areas seem to have settled down at this time. However, dropping temperatures
will continue to test the electrical system and other service areas may see
similar issues by the morning hours."
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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