Downtown Franklin loses power on Friday

Published 12:23 pm Saturday, July 15, 2017

Residents of downtown Franklin experienced a brief power outage on Friday morning. The outage began shortly after 11 a.m.

Franklin Power and Light customers were without electricity for about half an hour. According to Mark Bly, director of FP&L, the outage was due to a broken piece of electrical wire in one circuit at the company’s downtown substation. The company needed to cut power to parts of the city while crews repaired the damage.

“We had an emergency situation and needed to de-energize the line,” Bly said.

Parts of the city affected included First through Fifth avenues, Charles Street, Clay Street, Jackson Street and Armory Drive. An exact count of the total number of customers who experienced outages was not available as of 11:45 a.m. on Friday when The Tidewater News inquired.