O&R to Interrupt Service to 1,700 for Repairs at Rio Substation; Technicians Estimate Electric Service Due Back On Within 3 hours

O&R today plans to interrupt electric service at approximately noon to about 1,700 customers in the Lumberland/GlenSpey area so that technicians can safely perform repairs at the Rio substation.

O&R estimates that repairs with be completed and electric service restored within three hours.

O&R made preliminary emergency repairs at the Rio substation on Jan.3 because key equipment within the substation malfunctioned. Those repairs are due to be completed today.