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Blown transformer results in power outages on Wrightsboro Road

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 8:41 PM
Last updated 11:35 PM
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An electric transformer exploded Tuesday evening, causing multiple traffic lights to stop working on Wrightsboro Road near the Augusta Mall.

The outage was reported around 6:30 p.m., deputies say.

The incident caused multiple west-bound traffic lights to stop operating, forcing deputies to direct traffic at a number of intersections. The intersections included Wrightsboro Road and Jimmie Dyess Parkway, Wrightsboro Road and Belair Road and the off-ramp at Wrightsboro Road and Interstate 520.

The cause for the transformer malfunction was not immediately known.

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corgimom
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corgimom 03/25/14 - 08:49 pm
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Lots of times the

Lots of times the transformers blow because a snake gets up in them and causes a short circuit.

Adam Bomb
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Adam Bomb 03/26/14 - 05:33 am
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Electric service.

I don't know about that area but in Jefferson Electric's area power glitches and short outages drive people craze. Every few days I have to reset all the digital clocks and the cable box because JE can't keep the power flowing smoothly.

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soapy_725 03/26/14 - 09:00 am
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Could have been old, outdated, lost ground or leaking oil.
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Could have been old, outdated, lost ground or leaking oil.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/26/14 - 09:02 am
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Could have resulted from the construction or fallen limb.
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Could have resulted from the construction or fallen limb.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 03/26/14 - 09:01 am
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Rural electric is all of those trees slapping the power lines.
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Rural electric is all of those trees slapping the power lines.

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