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More Than 2000 Lose Power in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR-- Thousands around the Fayetteville area lost power Tuesday afternoon.
UPDATE-- A power overload caused the outage that wiped out power for 2,224 folks in Washington County Tuesday afternoon.  At 2:42 p.m. Ozarks Electric Cooperative lost their temporary mobile substation in service at the Johnson substation. The substation was undergoing major upgrades to improve system reliability and capacity.

The outage did cause about 6 seconds of power loss at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital before their emergency generator engaged.

At 3:35 p.m. the service to Willow Creek Hospital was restored to normal operations. At 4:00 p.m. all other services were restored.

There was no permanent equipment damage from the event, reported Ozarks Electric.


WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR-- Thousands around the Fayetteville area lost power Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Ozarks Electric outage website, the 2,224 customers on the Johnson substation experienced an outage, starting at 2:38p.m.  The map shows the places affected include portions of Johnson and northwest Fayetteville.

Track the outages here.
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