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O&R: Power Won't be Restored in Forestburgh Before Midnight; Electric Service Out Most of the Day, Substation Damaged

O&R estimates that electric service won’t be restored before midnight for the more than 600 customers in Forestburgh and Sparrowbush whose power was knocked out just before 6 a.m. today.

The incident began with a report of an outage with a burning pole and wires on Plank Road. O&R line crews responded to the scene and completed repairs there shortly after 11 a.m. While restoring the outage, subsequent damage was discovered at the Mongaup substation, requiring O&R’s electric system operators to take the substation offline.

Repairs at the substation are underway and O&R personnel will remain onsite until repairs are completed.