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Faulty transformer causes widespread power outage in Abingon

January 23rd, 2014 4:42 pm by Staff Report

Faulty transformer causes widespread power outage in Abingon

ABINGDON, Va. — A substantial portion of the Town of Abingdon, Va. is experiencing a power outage.

The outage, due to a faulty transformer, is expected to be restored within 8-12 hours and will be phased in after that time. However, some restoration may occur earlier depending on the area.

A shelter has been set up at Pleasant View United Methodist Church,
located at 18416 Lee Highway. The shelter is open from 6 p.m. tonight to
8 a.m. tomorrow morning. Citizens are encouraged to bring personal
supplies and medications.
Food will be provided at the shelter. 

The Town of Abingdon municipal offices are temporarily closed during the outage. Depending on the length of the outage, the offices may be closed on Friday.

For more information on the shelter, contact 276-525-1911.

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