Cause Still Unknown for Yesterday’s Power Outage

The widespread power outage that affected 7,500 customers began just before 5:15 p.m. yesterday evening and lasted roughly 45 minutes until power was restored by 6 p.m.

The outage caused traffic back-ups as streetlights were out and treated as four-way stops, while Campbell County Health was forced to power on generators.

While no definite cause has been determined yet for the outage, according to City Communications Manager Geno Palazzari, icy power lines and wire movement due to ice were noticed by city staff.