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Widespread outages

Two separate incidences cause power loss

 


Sidney residents experienced wide spread power outages this weekend due to two separate incidences which both damaged portions of the city’s power grid.

During the early morning hours of Saturday July 19 a vehicle ran into one of Sidney’s transmission lines just off of Haskell Hill Rd that feeds its south substation. The city had to take that line out of service in order to make necessary repairs.

Sidney asked that all citizens and businesses conserve energy that day until the line could be repaired. Power was out for 3 hours and fifteen minutes on Saturday, although the city worked t...



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