Power outage update
Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:33 pm
More than 7,000 MTEMC members lost power for as much as three hours and 15 minutes following an equipment failure at the substation feeding most of Cannon County.
"The technical explanation is that there was a differential issue that locked out the station, but it’s still what we know to be a mechanical failure that occurred in the substation," said Todd Palmer of MTEMC."
"It was just one of those unforeseen circumstances where some equipment malfunctioned and caused the problem. Mechanical failures are an unfortunate reality of technology," Palmer said.