Fallen Power Lines Leave Richmond Residents In The Dark

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The lights are slowly coming back on this afternoon in Richmond, after several power lines fell, causing a power outage from I-75 to Lancaster Avenue.

Over three-thousand customers lost power this morning, when several transformers blew out, causing power lines to fall.

Kentucky Utilities Officials are saying a squirrel is to blame for the outage, after it somehow caused the transformers to explode, and the power lines to snap.

Businesses, residents and traffic lights were without power for over three hours, while officials worked to correct the problem.

Fire crews were also on patrol, after some of the downed lines actually caused some small grass fires.


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  • by Scottie Location: Columbus, OH on Nov 2, 2007 at 10:17 AM
    Bababooey! Bababooey! Code for "something's wrong." Howard Stern rules!!!!!
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Oct 29, 2007 at 06:29 PM
    Dibs on the copper!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2007 at 02:19 PM
    People in Richmond need to learn that if the traffic lights are out treat it as a four way stop. Don't just plow through because you think you are entitled.
  • by Iritated Location: Richmond on Oct 29, 2007 at 12:51 PM
    I work in Richmond while this was happening this morning for the state gov't. Our office was affected by this. I just would like to say people are so rude! We can't help it that our office had no phones, electric, etc. People became angry at us as if it was our problem. People grow up!!!
  • by ky Location: ky on Oct 29, 2007 at 12:16 PM
    well hope they had flashlights!

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