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Point Pleasant, Holt Town, and other areas experience power outages

Published: 7:46 PM, 01/31/2014 Last updated: 11:32 AM, 02/03/2014

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT´┐ŻSeveral families in the Holt Town, Point Pleasant, and Red Hill Road areas suffered loss of power Thursday morning during the zero temperatures.

According to NU Electric Manager Jimmy Robertson, "Extreme loads tripped breakers in the Holt Town and Point Pleasant area this morning (Thursday) at 6:47 a.m. Crews initially restored power around 8:00 a.m."

However, the Point Pleasant and Holt Town line section "tripped out" again at 8:20 a.m. "Our crews returned to the area and began sectionalizing the circuit and attempted to pick it up a section at a time rather than all at once," Robertson said later in the day. Power was restored to the approximately 130 affected customers about two hours later.

More trouble came with a "line burned down on Hwy. 160 near Red Hill Road," Robertson added. Power was out from Liberty Hill along Hwy. 160 to Hwy. 321. "Crews have isolated a section of the damaged line and restored power to the majority of the line before making repairs." Over 900 households lost power during this incident.

Smaller outages were also reported on Volunteer Way, Woodson Road, Hwy. 25/70, Caney Creek Road, and Tall Oak Road.


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