2 minor power outages in Morgan City

By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com

Two minor power outages occurred Saturday and Monday caused by trees falling on a power line and a transformer blowing up, Morgan City Utilities Director Bill Cefalu said.
A transformer blew up at the corner of Marguerite and Eighth streets around noon Saturday, Cefalu said. City workers turned the circuit breaker off for about 15 minutes. About 15 to 20 customers lost power during the outage, he said. The outage may have been caused by birds getting on the line, he said.
Another power outage occurred at 5:56 a.m. today at Brownell Homes after trees fell on a power line, Cefalu said. Power was restored by 6:58 a.m. today, he said.
Workers are also still running wires to hook up the city’s new 112-megawatt transformer at the Capacitor Bank Substation on Youngs Road, Cefalu said. Contractors were scheduled to come in today to put a line in to complete the 69kV loop if the weather cooperated, he said. Cefalu hopes to have the transformer online before May, he said.

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