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Accident-fueled outages put electric system in question


After two unforeseen incidences that both took out power to portions of Sidney last weekend, city councilman Mark Nienhueser questioned the city’s electrical system.

“It’s something all the time,” he said. “There is questions about the reliability of our system being asked.”

The city is still attempting to ascertain the cause of the electric pole fire that took place on Sunday evening. About half of the city’s electric load was cut off for one hour while firefighters extinguished the blaze.

“We did not find anything on our wires, conductors, terminators or anything that g...

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