|Published: 7:46 PM, 01/31/2014
||Last updated: 11:32 AM, 02/03/2014
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
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.
were also reported on Volunteer Way, Woodson Road, Hwy. 25/70, Caney Creek Road, and Tall Oak
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