Mechanical Failure Blamed For Chadron Power Outage

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       Nebraska Public Power District says a mechanical failure is to blame for a power outage Tuesday afternoon in Chadron that left 835 customers without electricity for about 2-½ hours..

      NPPD Media Specialist Greg Otten says a piece of equipment at the substation near 10th street failed at 4:14 MT, knocking out power in an area generally south of Hwy 20/3rd Street and east of Main Street.

     Otten says crews quickly identified the problem and were able to make repairs and get service fully restored by 6:44.

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