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REMEMBER, BLINKS ARE A GOOD THING Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:24

Today’s high winds caused havoc, as power lines slapped into one another and swaying trees touched the power lines. The Cooperative’s aggressive tree trimming practices kept the outage numbers down from what they could have been. Blinking lights are actually a good thing. WCE's system has a safety feature built into the electric lines so that power blinks (momentarily shuts off) when something comes in contact with power lines. However, when that object meets the power line three times in succession or stays in contact with the line, the system “locks out,” creating a total power outage. Depending upon where along that power line the object touched, the outage might affect only one home or might interrupt power to multiple homes. Thank you to all our members for patience and understanding as our linemen work hard to restore power!