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

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.

 

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