Broken Pole in Columbia Leaves 1,400 Without Power Temporarily

6 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, July 26 2012 Jul 26, 2012 Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:55:00 PM CDT July 26, 2012 in News
By: Danny Spewak

COLUMBIA - A pole near Nifong and Bearfield roads broke Thursday morning and left about 1,400 residents in the southern portion of Columbia without power, though a Water and Light official said the department restored the majority of homes within 10 minutes.

Substation supervisor Fred Eaton said lightning may have been the reason the pole broke around 9:50 a.m. Eaton said by 10 a.m., all but about 435 homes had power back on. 

Eaton said the department restored power to all homes by 11:30 a.m. 

 

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