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Accident caused power outage last week

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By John Barnhart

An accident by an electrical contractor left three-fourths of Bedford in the dark for more than a half hour last Thursday.

According to Jeff Weddle, Bedford's public services director, a truck belonging to New River Electric, an American Electric Power (AEP) contractor, struck a guy wire at the Mosley substation. This substation, located just west of Bedford, is partially owned by AEP and partially owned by the city's electric department. It fees power from AEP's lines to Bedford's system. The contractor was doing work on AEP's side.


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