CWL hoping to restore Jonesboro power by noon | News
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro City, Water and Light
employees have mostly resolved an electrical issue that affected almost 1,000
customers and knocked out power to traffic lights on major intersections.
CWL employee Jake Rice told Region 8 News that a switch
located at the bottom of a power pole in the Western Sizzlin parking lot had
been damaged—possibly by a vehicle backing into it.
Rice said that while the damage did not immediately cause an
outage, a power failure further south in Jonesboro started a domino effect that
eventually knocked the switch completely out of commission.
Power went out from Browns Lane to Stadium Boulevard,
causing traffic congestion after traffic signals at major intersections lost
While power has not been fully restored to all areas, CWL
employees are hoping get the problem completely resolved by noon.
Region 8 New will continue tracking this story and bring you
more information on kait8.com.
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