Electrical Engineers Identify Cause Of Jamestown Area Power Outage

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Electrical engineers have identified what caused a Jamestown area wide power outage on Thursday morning.

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities says a problem with circuits tripping at the Dow Street Substation is to blame.

A widespread electric outage lasted around a half-hour, from 8:53 a.m. until restorations began at 9:19 a.m.  Portions of Jamestown, Ellicott, West Ellicott, Celoron and Falconer were affected, including several traffic lights across the area.

The BPU says the short restoration time is thanks to supervisor’s quick work to immediately isolate the trouble.

As a result of the power outage, water pumps turned off, stirring the system. Discolored water can be expected to clear in 12 to 24 hours.


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