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Storm Causes Outage

July 10, 2013

ST. MARYS — A severe storm that downed trees, limbs and power poles left the city of St. Marys in the dark for several hours on Wednesday.

A system that blew through the region early Wednesday afternoon caused a massive power outage in the city. Crews worked for several hours to re-energize the lines, but as those lines came back on, there were reports of a transformer failure.

"We had a transformer that blew on Huffman Street when we re-energized it all," St. Marys Interim Safety-Service Director Greg Foxhoven said Wednesday night. "That happens sometimes when they are re-energizing the lines. Something might trip it — there could be some limbs or branches that cause it to trip out. We still have some pockets in town where there is no power."

Foxhoven said those pockets are in the southern and northern parts of town. As of this time, Foxhoven did not have an estimate as to when those pockets of the city will have power restored.

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