Power outage in Lake Forest Park

Monday, September 29, 2014

Power outage in Lake Forest Park

A neighborhood in Lake Forest Park was startled by the sound of an electrical transformer blowing this afternoon, Monday, September 29, 2014.

City Light at first thought it was tree branches falling on a line, the usual cause of power outages in our area, but after a crew came out they were unable to find the cause.

Our reporter talked to one of the lineman (the spotter on the ground) and he says they couldn't find any wires that looked damaged, or any animals or anything that may have shorted the transformer or any of the lines on it.

They disconnected eight houses from the transformer and replaced the fuse to make sure the transformer wasn't bad. That worked so they undid the fuse, attached all the houses and re-installed the fuse and everything worked normally. The lineman said this is the scariest kind because they don't know if the fuse is going to blow again as soon as they hook it up, or blow in an hour etc. 

The power went back online uneventfully and stayed on, so the problem has apparently been resolved.


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