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Update: Power outages reported in Conway

Posted: July 22, 2014 - 3:28pm

Conway Corporation crews are on scene at the west substation after a bird damaged two transformers this afternoon. Crews were able to successfully repair the first transformer, restoring power to some. 

Insulators were damaged on the second transformer and must be replaced before it can be brought back online. Crews estimate repair time at two hours.

Numerous power outages have been reported in Conway in the area of College Avenue and Farris Road. Street lights have been reported out in that area.

Dispatchers with the Conway Fire Department are reporting people trapped in an elevator in a retirement community in the area.

More information coming.

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justask
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justask 07/22/14 - 03:43 pm
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Oddly enough, cell phones weren't working either

But it's back on again now on Salem south of College Ave. Curious to know what knocked out phone and power.

conwaytwt
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conwaytwt 07/22/14 - 10:49 pm
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overloaded

It's only a guess, but based on my observation I suspect that we all pulled out our cell phones when the power went out and overloaded Conway's cell towers. I wasn't able to get through at all on my cell phone (text messages were fine) and fortunately my ConwayCorp Internet was on a UPS so I was able to use Twitter and make calls to finally get a status from ConwayCorp.

ConwayDweller
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ConwayDweller 07/24/14 - 01:48 pm
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Cell towers need power too!

Several probably have gas-powered generator backups, but those can also delay and malfunction leading to gaps in service.

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Dolomite 07/23/14 - 06:12 pm
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It's July 23 and I am still

It's July 23 and I am still awaiting for the "More information coming" part.

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