Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Power outage

Most of a foot of wet and heavy snow from the early season storm of the last two days resulted in a four hour grid power outage in Ripton this evening--from around 3:11pm to 7:11pm. Major network nodes and most customers were unaffected, but limited battery life at the Heppell and Flinner barn relays meant downstream customers in the village center and Bread Loaf areas were out for the last hour or more of that period.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wet n' Wild Windstorm

We survived yesterday's windstorm with little damage. There were a few brief outages at more remote sites owing to power interruptions at minor relay points, but the only significant problem occured shortly before Noon  at the Pearl Lee location. Cabling to the tree-mounted 900 AP there was whipped and torn by the gale force winds, resulting in an outage for three customers near the intersection of North Branch Road, the Lincoln Road, and Pearl Lee Rd. Weather and parts logistics kept us from restoring service until about 1:20pm today.