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NU reports minor power problems during cold

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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