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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 7:12 pm

An estimated 10 customers in south Lodi spent three hours without electricity after a bolt of lightning destroyed a power pole on Colombard Circle, northwest of South Hutchins Street and West Century Boulevard, according to Lodi Electric Utility Director Liz Kirkley.

Lodi firefighters were called to the area at 1:11 a.m. Sunday after hearing a report of lightning striking a tree, Fire Capt. Michael Gold said. Firefighters spent 36 minutes at the scene, but Lodi Electric Utility workers had to replace a transformer, Kirkley said. Power was restored by about 4:09 a.m.

The outage was kept at a minimum, Kirkley said, because workers have been on top of their tree-trimming efforts.

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4 comments:

  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:03 am on Wed, Apr 3, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 499

    So do we continue using oil, coal and the greenhouse gases that natural gas fired cogen plants generate that are depleting the ozone layer? Where do you suggest we start?

     
  • Quan Pham posted at 11:23 am on Tue, Apr 2, 2013.

    qpham63 Posts: 31

    Solar power is not competitive without incentives paid for by tax and rate payer.

     
  • Quan Pham posted at 11:22 am on Tue, Apr 2, 2013.

    qpham63 Posts: 31

    What a light show. Mother nature flexing her muscles.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 10:26 am on Mon, Apr 1, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 499

    Maybe if Lodi would make an effort to update their antiquated delivery system, no thanks to the dysfunctional NCPA and LEUD director Ms. Kirkley, the residential electriic rates could be not only lowered from the highest in the nation, but streamlined to accentuate conservation, solar power and conform to the modern standards, not those of the fifties.

     

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