Thursday, March 9, 2006


Mystery Dust Blamed For Power Outage

‘A white powdery substance has local people asking what it is and where did it come from.

Last Friday, the rain and snow came down with a powdery yucky substance. [..]

The dust is being blamed for a power outage in Idaho Falls on Monday evening. The power was out in the area of Sunnyside and Woodruff.

Power workers says the dirt created an arc across the insulators. It acts like a groundwire and shorted out the power. The power crews rerouted the power, but Tuesday morning, they’ll have to fix the insulators.’

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