Power restored in Alliance

Alliance was without electricity for about an hour and 45 minutes Tuesday.

Alliance City Manager J.D. Cox says the outage occurred at 11:43 a.m., and was triggered by a problem at the WAPA -- Western Area Power Administration -- substation about a mile west of Alliance on 10th Street.

Cox says that the city received permission from WAPA to send its electric crews onto the WAPA substation site to make repairs a little before 12:30 p.m., and they identified the problem and made the repairs in less than an hour.

Cox says had the city not received permission from WAPA officials to enter their property, the outage would have lasted much longer.

Alliance's Cody Substation is in the midst of a rebuild and was off line and unable to run the generation system that would have provided electricity to portions of West Third Street and downtown Alliance.

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