News

Blown transformer knocks out power for 3,800 in Tompkins County

Around 3,800 people in Tompkins County lost power for a short time Wednesday night.

The outage occured around 8 p.m. and primarily effected residents in the Town of Lansing, but more than 1,000 people in the Village of Lansing and hundreds in the Town of Groton also experienced outages.

According to Lee Shurtleff, Tompkins County Director of Emergency Response, the cause of the outage was a blown transformer on Benson Road in the Town of Lansing.

Power was fully restored for all Tompkins County residents by 9 p.m.

 

Recent Headlines

in Weird

From Texas, where everything is bigger, the 99-pack of beer

Fresh
99beers

Invite the whole neighborhood to your cookout, because you're going to have plenty of beer.

in Weird

Australian farmers could have world’s woolliest sheep

Fresh
Six-year-old Shaun the merino sheep may be the world's woolliest sheep. He had likely never been shorn in his life, but was due to have a date with the clippers in the next few days, farmers said.

Shaun the sheep was found wandering the Australian countryside with what is estimated to be a 55 lb coat.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Johnny JamBoogie

18-overlay8

If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

in Viral Videos

Boy’s hilarious reaction to baby news

Updated
19-overlay3

This little boy is NOT excited about being a big brother again, but his reaction is priceless.

in Viral Videos

Dad catches daughter taking selfies

11-overlay8

This teenage girl takes more photos of herself in this 58-second video, than you have all year.