Archive for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fireworks tent cause of Baldwin City power outage

July 8, 2014

The power outage from Monday's late night storm lasted for about three hours in some parts of the city and and occurred when high wind blew a fireworks stand into power lines.

Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe said the tent in the parking lot at Callahan’s Liquor at Eisenhower Road and Ames Street was blown into the power lines. The tricky business of picking the tent from the line delayed the restoration of power, he said. Power was off from about 11:30 p.m. Monday to about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

It was the second time since the tent was put up from this year’s Fourth of July that it has caused problems with the city power distribution, Lowe said.

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