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Pinedale Online > News > December 2008 > Power outage affects 100 residents near Marbleton
Power outage affects 100 residents near Marbleton
Downed line causes power to be out for four hours
by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online!
December 23, 2008

A power outage early today, (Tuesday, December 23) affected 100 households north of Marbleton. According to a media spokesperson with Rocky Mountain Power, the outage was due to an equipment failure out of the Big Piney substation. A power line went down around 6:00 AM. Repair personnel restored power at 10:00 AM. Temperatures were around -16 early in the morning in Big Piney. Customers can report power outages to Rocky Mountain Power by calling toll free at 1-877-LITES OUT (1-877-548-3768).

Editorís Note: The short power outage north of Marbleton is a good opportunity for us to remind everyone to check their emergency supplies in their home. Even though Pinedale wasn't affected, it could easily have been. Itís not a matter of "if it will happen", but "when it will happen". Temperatures were -20 in Pinedale during this outage. It is a good idea to have flashlights, good batteries, an alternate heating source and cooking method that doesnít rely on electricity, and a phone that can be used without electricity. For extended outages, it is a good idea to give thought to the needs of your household, pets and livestock, and what you should have on hand if the power were to go out for more than 24-hours during extreme temperature situations.

Pinedale Online > News > December 2008 > Power outage affects 100 residents near Marbleton

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