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By Candie Fix
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Fuse fails at substation; power restored to Town of Haxtun residents following 20-hour outage


December 8, 2021

Haxtun residents spent the day and most of the night without power Monday. Shortly after eight in the morning on Dec. 6 all Haxtun residents lost total power. According to Town Superintendent Ron Carpenter failure in a fuse caused the situation.

Carpenter said a fuse failed on Western Area Power Administration’s side of things at a substation south of Haxtun. That failure disabled the Town’s transformer, which supplies Haxtun residents with power.

WAPA is one of four power marketing administrations within the United States Department of Energy whose role is to market and transmit...

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