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Category: Utilities

Why does my power blink occasionally or my clocks need resetting from time to time?

If your power was interrupted for just seconds and if your neighbors also experienced the same problem it was most likely caused by a problem on the circuit and the substation breaker detected the problem and interrupted the power for a few seconds and then closed again. These devices are designed to detect problems and interrupt the power and restore it again. If the problem has cleared itself the device resets and everyone's power comes back on. If the problems still exists the breaker will go through several cycles and then lock out. This causes a longer outage while the problem is found by crews and corrected. Animals and trees are the greatest cause of outages on our system.

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