Power Outage In Madison County

A fallen power line caused a major power outage in Madison County on Thursday.

Captain Ken Clark with Berea Police says a crane knocked a 69thousand volt power line down.

It happened near the NAACO Plant who sent home some 400 of their 500 employees do to the lack power for air conditioning.

The outage began around 10:45 Thursday Morning. The two substations which had power restored within 15 minutes, had some residential customers. The other two, which were repaired by 1:30, served only industrial customers.


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  • by kelly Location: waynesburg on Aug 9, 2007 at 06:51 PM
    thanks to all the hard work blue grass energy for restoring power so quickly and safely
  • by Employee Location: Berea on Aug 9, 2007 at 05:43 PM
    There is no air-conditioning at Nacco. I know that myself, because I am an employee. There was no power even after 11:30.
  • by Stacey Location: Berea on Aug 9, 2007 at 01:15 PM
    A powerline is still down and burn marks on yards on Hickory Lane, near one of the two substations. Power to homes on that road is still not fully restored.
  • by John Location: Berea on Aug 9, 2007 at 09:44 AM
    A crane working on the bypass through Berea hit the powerlines. I saw it myself while I was working at NACCO>

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