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Power restored after major outage in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Hours after a fire at a substation, the Frankfort Plant Board said at midnight Wednesday that all power has been restored to customers who lost it.

The Frankfort Police Department posted on their Facebook page the outage occurred on East Main Street Tuesday afternoon, and caused a widespread power outage, which includes traffic lights on the east side of town.

The fire was contained to the Frankfort Plant Board substation.

"It got really big, it was crazy," said Tianna Lyles.

"There was sparks flying, a fire in the front, and then after a couple of minutes that died down and then I saw there was a second fire in the back," said Amy Hadley.

That fire caused a power outage that initially affected more than 3,000 customers. That included businesses, homes and even simple things like street lamps and traffic signals.

"It's really frustrating especially when I'm a college student and I have a whole bunch of homework and assignments to do, and I can't do them because I don't have electricity. I can't cook dinner, so I have to go over to a friend's house," said Lyles.

The Frankfort Plant Board is still investigating what caused the fire at the substation.

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