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Damaged equipment feeding the Walnut Avenue substation was behind the outage, an Appalachian Power spokesman said.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Appalachian Power has corrected an equipment problem that caused power outages in Roanoke today.
About 1,600 customers in the city were without power for a portion of the day. Company spokesman Todd Burns said a damaged insulator on lines feeding the Walnut Avenue substation was behind the outage. Crews had repaired the problem as of 3 p.m.
Burns said an insulator is a device that keeps power lines from electrifying poles and other structures that touch the ground.
Customers in the city may have also experienced flickering power because of the problem, Burns said.
The traffic light at Franklin Road and Brandon Avenue lost power. Roanoke police directed traffic at the intersection.
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