Friday, October 19, 2007

HIGH WINDS KNOCK OUT POWER

It wasn’t exactly the tornado from the wizard of oz but the winds that blew through Lorain and the northern portion of Elyria this afternoon wiped out power to more than 10,000 residents and some businesses. Police in Elyria and Lorain were busy at major intersections directing traffic where the lights were knocked out.

Reports of wires down throughout the area kept First Energy crews busy as well this afternoon searching for the source of the outage. Officials believe that a 69-kilovolt transmission line that connects substations between Elyria and Lorain may have been knocked out by the strong winds this afternoon. Mark Durbin of First Energy said crews are trying to find the break in the cable between the two cities, once that is determined they can route power around the break and start making repairs.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the picture that accompanies this article!!

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can recall power outages 20 years ago when I first moved here. It seems like every time the wind kicks up or the temperature gets too hot, the power goes out. You would think after 20 years the electric company would get tired of repairing the problem over and over and just fix it right so they don't get repeat calls.

11:14 PM  
Anonymous karl said...

Well, what do you expect? Without power, the lights were out.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did you concentrate to take that picture? Thats an award winning snap shot. Kurt

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember back in my day when the wind was strong enough to blow out every candle in the house. We didn't have television machines back then so all we did was read. With no candle light you had to read in the dark, and your eyes would hurt like the dickens but it toughened you up. You had blood coming out of your eyes and you learned to love it. By golly, those were the days. Ok I'm not really that old. Haas

8:59 AM  

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