Power outage impacts 20 percent of Barry Electric members

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

On Tuesday morning around 20 percent of the households served by Barry Electric Cooperative were impacted by a wide-spread power outage brought on by loss of the KAMO substation located near Mineral Springs.

"This is not heat related, but we have shifted to other transformers and other substations," Bill Shiveley, Barry Electric general manager and chief executive officer, said Tuesday morning. "Because of the heat we are encouraging members to shut off what they can shut off.

"We are expecting to hit our peak today," added Shiveley.

The power outage impacted between 1,850 and 1,875 customers, said Shiveley. Those impacted live on the east side of Cassville.

The outage was first reported to Barry Electric around 8:30 a.m. By 10:30 a.m., Barry Electric had restored service to most of the members impacted.

"We have three circuits back on," said Shiveley. "We have restored power to the Roaring River area and along Highways AA and 76/86. We also have service back on to the northeast part of Cassville."

On Tuesday morning crews were continuing to work to restore power to the Mineral Springs area and residents who live near the Cassville Golf Course.

"It will be late this afternoon," said Shiveley. "KAMO has to bring a mobile substation down from Clinton. Then, we will have to get everything changed over before service is restored."

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  • I live right down the road from the substation and as of 11:05 I am still out of power. Hopefully we get restored soon!

    -- Posted by sessary on Tue, Jun 26, 2012, at 11:08 AM
  • Ok, our power just came back on! Yay! Way to go Barry Electric!

    -- Posted by sessary on Tue, Jun 26, 2012, at 11:14 AM
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