JAMESTOWN – A large section of Jamestown Board of Public Utilities electric territory was without power for a period Tuesday evening.
Jamestown BPU Commutations Coordinator Becky Robbins said the outage started at 9:30 p.m. impacting the northern and southeastern sections of the city including Fluvanna, Camp Street, Willard Street, Swanson Road, Crescent Street, Hebner Heights, and the Village of Falconer. Power was restored to most of the affected areas by 10:20 p.m.
BPU crews believe an underground electrical cable in the vicinity of Blackstone Avenue failed and caused a breaker to trip at the Dow Street substation, triggering the outage.
At 11:30 p.m., crews worked to find the cable at fault to restore power to Blackstone and small portions of Allen, Crescent, Kipp, Winsor, Harrison and Water Streets.
The outage also caused the Cassadaga Water Pump Station to temporarily shut down thus stirring water and resulting in discolored water systemwide. The water is expected to clear within 12 to 24 hours. Customers are advised to avoid doing laundry until the water runs clear.