Power outage news worldwide, before 2021 (Page 47)

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Only scattered power outages remained across Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the four utilities that serve the Lower Hudson Valley. A new record for power usage on a weekend day had Consolidated Edison crews scrambling to restore power in more than 6,000 homes throughout Westchester on Saturday.

Utility crews scramble to restore power

New numbers late Sunday afternoon showed Westchester outages down to 40 customers. In Rockland, 32 customers were reported without power and, in Putnam, 31 customers still had no power.
A power cut in Ashton-on-Ribble was due to damage to the equipment of Electricity North West.

UPDATE: Engineers dealing with Ashton-on-Ribble power cut

A power cut in Ashton-on-Ribble has been narrowed down to one road.
Heavy rain and a power outage caused two sewage spills in Panama City, health officials said Tuesday. About 1500 gallons of raw sewage was released from a lift station at 1215 Palo Alto Avenue North due to a power outage. The sewage entered a storm drain which empties into Watson Bayou.

Rain, power outage sends raw sewage into Watson, Massalina Bayous

And about 6000 gallons of raw sewage escaped from a manhole in the 500 block of 6th Street due to the significant rainfall. The sewage entered a storm drain which empties into Massalina Bayou.
A pair of recent power outages has prompted the city electric department to expedite plans to upgrade equipment that has been in use since the 1960s on the south edge of Pratt, Kansas, replacing wire, wooden poles, insulators and conductors from the substation.

Electrical outages push upgrade

When the equipment was set in place in the 1960s, there was a much lower load on the line. But many homes have been built in the service area since then so that, plus the high usage during hot summer days, puts a strain on the equipment and stresses it to a point that it needs to be replaced.
One tree can leave many people without power. Six power outages in the Monadnock Region affected much of the northern half of Cheshire County, including residents in Alstead, Gilsum, Harrisville, Keene, Marlow, Nelson, Roxbury and Sullivan. "The nature of the power network allowed for a single breakage to affect a more expansive area" - explained Eversource rep.

Fallen tree causes power outage affecting 1,600 customers

A fallen tree was the source of a six-hour power outage affecting 1,600 customers in the Monadnock Region Tuesday evening, according to Eversource.
This year is absolute leader for storms. Strong thunderstorms through Cleveland Heights caused power outages that left more than 45,000 people without power.

Cleveland Heights cleaning up after Tuesday's storms cut power, toppled trees

Cleveland Heights was hit hard by Tuesday's storms. Residents Wednesday woke up to power outages, nonfunctioning traffic lights and closed roads.
Typical causes of power outages, including storms and car accidents, were not factors in downtown Orlando. Spokesman said the outage was most likely caused by failure of an underground cable.

Hundreds without power in downtown Orlando

More than a thousand customers of Orlando Utilities Commission were without power in the downtown area for nearly an hour Tuesday afternoon, an OUC spokesman said.
This week power outages and its causes in USA: Frenso, California: a possible transformer failure. Alexandria, Virginia: a vehicle accident. Norfolk, Virginia: car crashes into power pole, VIDEO. Anderson, Indiana:a utility pole struck by a car knocked out the power. Cleveland, Ohio: severe storms throughout Northeast Ohio. Abilene, Texas: a power line is on fire.

Power outages in the US

US hit by power failures every day. See a list of some outages for this week.
Yesterday power outage in Genesee County Michigan was because of an equipment failure, but utility is not sure why the equipment failed. The power outage affected 2,400 people.

Equipment failure causes power outage for 2,400 Consumers customers

At 4:20 a.m. there was an equipment failure at the Hill Road substation, according to Spokeswoman Debra Dodd.
A power failure in Redditch was caused by a fault on a high voltage underground cable and at around 1am Thursday. Residents of Brockhill reported power going on and off throughout the early hours. The power cut was caused by an equipment fault and the faulty section has been isolated.