Power failure blamed on old system - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Power failure blamed on old system

Posted: Updated:

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A Monday morning power outage left several businesses without power for more than an hour in the central downtown area.

Albany Water, Gas, and Light crews couldn't say how many were affected but the outage stretched from Jackson to Jefferson and several blocks in either direction of Roosevelt and Residence Avenues.

They blame it on an aging system. "It was just a bad transformer and people were our about an hour to an hour and a half of course we hate that an apologize we just when a system ages sometimes you're not aware of the point where they're going to break down," said WG&L Asst. Gen. Mgr. Lorie Farkas.

Customers in Northwest Albany were also out in the area of Westgate Drive and Westover Boulevard when an underground fuse blew around 5:20 this morning, knocking out power for about an hour.

 

©2011 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback