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Power outage hits downtown

Journal Staff Writer

October 11, 2012
By JOHN PEPIN - Journal Staff Writer ( , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - An overheated connection resulted in a roughly 90-minute power outage this morning to over 800 Marquette Board of Light and Power customers in downtown Marquette, including The Mining Journal.

David Lynch, BLP superintendent of distribution, said a burnt conductor caused an electrical fault in the 300 block of West Washington Street. Protections in place cleared the circuit, Lynch said.

The outage occurred at 9:49 a.m. and affected 852 BLP customers. Power was restored 11:14 a.m.

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Lynch said it took a while to make repairs as the affected electric line had to be raised and spliced.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.



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