Power Outage, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – A large part of Beatrice was without electricity, at mid-morning, Thursday.

Power was out in the west part of the city, starting at around 10:35 a.m.  Electric Superintendent Pat Feist says a problem developed at a city substation located along U.S. Highway 136.

:28                  “moving forward”

Feist says power was restored to all customers by around 11:30 a.m.   He estimates about 250 to 300 customers were affected by the outage, in the west part of the city.

:10                  “voltage dips”

A new automated metering infrastructure system that’s been installed in the electric and water departments pinpointed the problem quickly.

:15                  “back on line”

The power outage affected KWBE radio.  The station came back on the air at about 11:15 a.m.

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