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Front Royal addresses 2 major power outages

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The Town of Front Royal addressed the two major power outages that occurred over the weekend.

The outages affected almost 1,500 homes and businesses in Front Royal on Oct. 1.

Residents in both the Kendrick area and south side of town experienced a complete loss of power first at 3:30 a.m. and again at 10:15 p.m.

The issue was not Hurricane Ian but a loss of the power supply to the Sprint Substation.

Upon arrival crews found there were transmission issues in the lines into town.

Crews worked through the unfavorable weather conditions switching and restoring power as quickly and safely as possible.

In the first event power was restored 3 hours and 22 minutes after the initial loss.

Restoration of power in the second outage took 4 hours and 21 minutes.

Many agencies worked on the situation from the Energy Services Team, Dispatch Officers, Police Department and linemen worked tirelessly in the unfavorable weather to complete the work.

The town and community are grateful for the work put in in the overnight hours over the weekend in the unexpected circumstances.

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