UniSounisourceurce Energy Services (UES) has scheduled a service interruption Wednesday, Aug. 27 for about 3,500 electric customers in Lake Havasu City so that field crews can complete repairs to a portion of a transmission line damaged during a powerful storm earlier this month. The planned outage is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. and is expected to last less than 30 minutes.  The approximate affected area is bounded by North McCulloch Boulevard on the north, State Highway 95 on the west and south, and South Acoma Boulevard on the east. Not all customers within this area will be affected. The outage is necessary to return a portion of the line to its normal configuration. An Aug. 3 thunderstorm blew down 35 power poles along a four-mile stretch of the transmission line in the southeast portion of the city. The incident interrupted service for more than 14,000 customers across the city, but UES was able to restore service to most customers within a few hours by reconfiguring the local distribution system to route power around the damaged facilities. In the days after the storm, UES crews worked around the clock to remove public hazards and install temporary facilities that provided electric service to customers. Since then, field crews have installed 35 new metal power poles along the affected line; they soon will complete permanent repairs and remove remaining temporary service facilities. UniSource Energy Services provides electric service to approximately 93,000 customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz Counties. The company also provides natural gas to approximately 149,000 customers in Mohave, Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo and Santa Cruz Counties. For more information, visit uesaz.com.

 

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