Salishan neighborhood loses power for 7 hours


A power outage in the Salishan neighborhood impacted about 100 homes on November 20.

Blaine interim public works director Gary McSpadden said public works received a call about the power outage around 4 p.m. November 20. The power returned 11 p.m. that night. 

A hot cap on the aerial line caused the outage, McSpadden said. The wires came apart and it started to arc, so public works employees redid the connection and reenergized the line. McSpadden said the last power outage within Blaine city limits was a couple of months ago and impacted about 10 people on Mitchell Avenue. 

“The old cap failed and we identified it and fixed it as quick as we could,” McSpadden said. 


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