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Substation Failure Causes Widespread Outage

Posted April 21, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— April 22, 1996 - 7:50 p.m. EDT

A CP&L substation malfunctioned Monday afternoon knocking out power to Crabtree Valley, Pleasant Valley and points north.

About 3,500 homes and businesses were affected and, at the time, CP&L officials did not know how long it would take to restore power.

The outage occurred at about 3 p.m., and repair crews were dispatched immediately, according to the power company.

By 4:35, the Blue Ridge power substation was repaired and power was restored to the entire area