Thursday, November 19, 2009


At 9:16 a.m. City Water, Light and Power crews restored power to the remaining 1,350 customers affected in two southwest neighborhoods in Springfield this morning. At the height of the outage 2,700 customers were affected in the Westchester subdivision and the apartment complexes east of that subdivision and Chatham Road. Traffic lights in the area were also affected.

At 7:21 a.m. this morning 167 customers lost power, followed by another 2,500 who lost power at 7:45 a.m. A substation power transformer failure is the cause of both outages. CWLP troubleshooters will further investigate the specific cause of that failure when rain conditions improve.

Customers who remain with electric service problems should call the Electric Trouble Line at 789-2121.

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