Power outage impacts 1,200 Columbia residents

2 years 1 month 1 week ago Tuesday, July 05 2016 Jul 5, 2016 Tuesday, July 05, 2016 4:51:00 PM CDT July 05, 2016 in Top Stories
By: Alyssa Henzler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA – Around noon, 1,200 Columbia residents were a part of a power outage due to an insulator fail on an overhead line and burned an underground line located in a vault on Forum, one block north of Green Meadows.

On Sunday, July 3 around 10:30 p.m., a protective device failed in southern Columbia, leaving 1,200 customers without power until 1:00 a.m. on Monday morning.  Finding and replacing the equipment located north of Green Meadows was difficult because to the weather.

Though, it is unlikely that there is a link between the outage that happened on Sunday and the outage that happened on Tuesday, even though they are on the same circuit.

Power was restored to thirty customers around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Crews are working on the underground line so the remaining customers will have power as soon as possible. 

Electric circuits are not built according to the road grid, but these are roughly where the power outage impacted customers:

-Northern boundary: south of Hinkson Creek substation (by Reactor Field)

-Eastern boundary: Providence

-Southern boundary: around Green Meadows/Nifong

-Western boundary: around Forum

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