High winds are to blame for damage done to Lyndon Electric Department’s Burke substation resulting in the loss of power for hundreds of LED customers for many hours on Wednesday. “We had some insulators that were blown down and then some of the lines that are connecting to the substation were also taken down due to fallen trees and limbs,” said Jonathan Elwell, General Manager for Lyndon Electric Department. The highest number of LED outages was about 1,900, according to Elwell. Crews were able to reduce that number to about 1,500 by early Wednesday afternoon. What was left, Elwell said at the time, was mostly related to the damaged substation. That work was expected to be complete and power largely restored to LED customers served by the Burke substation by 5 p.m. on Wednesday. About 500 customers were impacted by issues other than the substation.
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