Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

November 6, 2013

Over 1,000 without power Wednesday night

STAFF REPORTS
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — More than 1,000 customers lost power Wednesday night in the city and Town of Lockport, according to New York State Electric and Gas.

The problem began at 8:30 p.m. as the outage occurred in the east section of the city, with customers affected at Beattie and Lincoln according to the Lockport Police and on Robinson Road according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. 

According to the NYSEG website, there were 440 customers in the city and 847 customers in the town without power. The power was restored to almost all of the customers by 9:42 p.m., according Dan Hucko, who is with RGE, a sister company of NYSEG from Rochester.

The first report of the outage came at 8:30 p.m. and a crew was sent to investigate. The crew found a circuit breaker at a substation of Locust Street was opened and had not closed. The crew manually closed the breaker to restore service.

However, when the crew patrolled the line, workers found a tree branch had fallen on a wire, cutting off electricity.