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April 20, 2018

4/13/2018 10:27:00 PM
Power Disrupted In Covington
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An estimated 350 Covington residents were left without power Friday morning after electrical lines on Highland Avenue became disconnected from their poles.

Covington firefighters and emergency medical provid-ers were dispatched to Highland Avenue Friday morning at 10:40 a.m. for a report of downed power lines near Arritt Funeral Home.

Upon arrival, Covington Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Wes Walker reported two power lines down in the area, extending across the CSX railroad tracks and onto Lexington Avenue.

Firefighters and employees of Covington Public Works and the Covington Police Department closed traffic down in the area while waiting on the arrival of Dominion Power.

According to Walker, CSX personnel were doing some work in the area with a boom truck, and the boom caught two of the three high-tension power lines and brought the lines down, affecting traffic on Lexington Avenue, High-land Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue and on the CSX line.

“We had a great turnout on this call, from firefighters and EMS personnel, to public works employees,” Walk-er said. “We had great teamwork and everyone responded quickly and had the situation under control in a very short period of time.”

According to residents in the area, power was restored at approximately 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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