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Power outage not fault of city

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The city of Albany now says this week's power outage Downtown wasn't caused by any of its crews.

Tuesday's outage was initially blamed on a limb that fell on a main power line as tree trimming crews were working. Power was knocked out to 250 businesses and homes downtown and fire crews had to rescue people from elevators.

The city now says the place where the tree trimming was going on wasn't near where the power outage occurred.  

Asst. City Manager Wes Smith said, "The line that was damaged was damaged several poles down. I'm not sure whether it was an act of God or there was some other explanation. I know Water, Gas and Light is actively trying to determine that, but the tree, whether by nature's fall or our cutting had nothing to do with the problem."

Power was restored to the customers in about 45 minutes.

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