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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Bath power outage caused by NYSEG substation; power was out 5 hours

  • A power outage in the Village of Bath was the result of a failed insulator in a NYSEG substation that feeds into lines operated by Bath Electric, Gas and Water System, the utility's director said.
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  • A power outage in the Village of Bath was the result of a failed insulator in a NYSEG substation that feeds into lines operated by Bath Electric, Gas and Water System, the utility's director said.
    Guy Hallgren said the outage, which began at 10:58 a.m. Friday, affected nearly the whole village, along with some BEGWS customers in the Town of Bath.
    Power was restored at the substation at 3:52 p.m., Hallgren said.
    He said although the power was on, the surge of current when it was restored had caused breakers to switch off at some points in the system, so power was still out at around 4:30 p.m. for some customers.
    Hallgren said BEGWS employees would be “ironing out the bugs” the occurred after the restoration.
    Hallgren said he'd been in close contact throughout the day with village officials, including police and fire officials and Mayor Bill von Hagn, and wasn't aware of any problems with emergency services or other vital needs as a result of the outage.

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