Causes of Power Outages
Thunderstorms, high winds, ice and snow can cause damage to our electrical distribution system. When an object comes into contact with a power line, such as a tree limb, the circuit breaker or other protective equipment automatically shuts off the flow of power. During severe weather, trees may be uprooted and fall into the power lines snapping poles and bringing down miles of wires.
The repair process can be difficult as our crews inspect the lines and equipment to locate the exact damage. Often times, trees and debris are blocking streets and prevent access to certain areas. Follow Lineman Joe as he gives an easy step-by-step tour of the typical outage repairs that are made from substations, to neighborhoods, to your home.
High Winds & Tornadoes
Heavy Rain & Flooding
Other Causes of Outages
Vehicle & Construction Accidents
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