A power outage Saturday in Summersville left 1,500 people without power for approximately four hours.
Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association said in a news release that it began receiving complaints of low voltage around 7:30 a.m., and the Summersville substation was shut down when a low voltage alarm sounded about 40 minutes later.
Energy was re-routed from Eminence to Summersville, where a problem with a transmission line between Houston was discovered. A helicopter was dispatched to look for trouble, and a Sho-Me crew was dispatched from Willow Springs.
Around 10:15 a.m., a crew on standby witnessed a large explosion when a 69KV high-side arrestor blow out at the Summersville substation. Crews and equipment were dispatched from Sho-Me, and power was restored at 12:25 p.m.
Intercounty serves 2,916 miles covering Phelps, Dent and Texas counties and parts of seven other counties. IECA operates 5,754 miles of line, serving more than 30,000 active meters and employs 110 local citizens.