Thousands Lose Power in Downtown Durham
Posted October 6, 2007 12:40 p.m. EDT
Updated October 6, 2007 5:08 p.m. EDT
Durham, N.C. — A spokesperson for Duke Energy said a power outage affected parts of downtown Durham for more than an hour on Saturday.
Equipment failure caused a fire at the downtown substation, knocking out power around 11:50 a.m.
Approximately 5,800 customers lost power, and police directed traffic around affected intersections throughout the downtown area.
Crews restored power shortly before 1:30 p.m.