Power returns to Oak Creek after 8-hour outage
October 14, 2013
Oak Creek — Electricity has returned to Oak Creek after an eight-hour outage that affected half of the town.
Town administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen said some tree branches that fell on a power line at Arthur Avenue and Nancy Crawford Boulevard were to blame for the town’s second major power outage in recent weeks.
The power was cut off at about 1 a.m. and returned at 9 a.m.
"The reason it took that long to (get the power back on) is we needed daylight to figure out where the fall had occurred," Page-Allen said. "It didn’t create a fire or anything in the tree branches that were the problem, so we had no idea where it was. The high winds and the fact that we still have leaves on the trees with this kind of weather is really giving us some problems."
The city’s public works and police departments spent the morning going pole to pole to figure out where the outage originated.
Page-Allen said the outage affected the west and south sides of town.