“Brown Out” Strikes Falconer, Parts of Jamestown Sunday Night

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JAMESTOWN – Those living in the Village of Falconer and parts of Jamestown experienced a partial power outage Sunday night.

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities say some customers felt impacts of a partial power outage, also know as a “Brown Out.”

“Crews and engineers are working to resolve the problems,” wrote the BPU in a post on social media. “Be assured that we know about the problems and we’ll fix them.”

As of 7 p.m. Sunday there was no posted estimated time of repair, however crews seemed to have pinpointed the problem.

“Power will be out on Falconer Street in Jamestown east of Gustavus and Charlotte while repairs are made,” the BPU continued in a post. “It isn’t expected to take long. There is a primary line down on Falconer Street between Charlotte and Lindsey Streets.”

According to officials, a brownout is a drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system.

The reduction can last for minutes or hours, as opposed to short-term voltage sag (or dip).

The term brownout comes from the dimming experienced by lighting when the voltage sags.


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