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Substation Failure Causes Outage

Lightning Arrester Had To Be Replaced

Posted: January 9, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Chris Cash with the Rogers Street Department directs traffic Tuesday at Eighth and Walnut streets during a power outage. Much of the downtown area was without electricity for part of the afternoon.
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Chris Cash with the Rogers Street Department directs traffic Tuesday at Eighth and Walnut streets during a power outage. Much of the downtown area was without electricity for part of the afternoon.

More than 5,100 people were without power in Rogers when a piece of substation equipment failed, according to officials.

At A Glance

Power Out

An estimated 5,171 people lost power Tuesday afternoon, according swepco.com. Southwestern Electric Power Company supplies power to more than 20,000 people in Benton County.

Source: www.swepco.com/outages

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