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Outages explained

Outages explained

Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2010 4:14 pm

The Messenger, July 8, 2010
Customers for both the Union City Electric System and the Gibson Electric Membership Corporation have experienced electrical outages.
According to Union City Electric System general manager Jerry Bailey, the outage in Union City on Wednesday affected residents in the areas of Home and Ury streets and around Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
The outage was caused by a large limb which fell out of a tree on Summer Street. Bailey said it took out a circuit, but they rerouted the system as much as possible. The longest any of the customers was out was about 20 minutes, he said.
Bailey apologized for the outage.
He asked that customers cooperate with the electric system when tree trimming begins in the next couple of months. He said property owners should realize when a limb falls it affects more than just them.
This morning, 475 Gibson Electric Membership Corporation customer-owners in the South Fulton area along Highway 45 East experienced an outage, which was caused by equipment failure. The outage began at 6:20 a.m., with all power restored by 7:14 a.m.

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