Thursday, May 14, 2015

Power out to 125-plus KU customers

Almost 130 Kentucky Utilities Co. customers in Marion have been without power for an hour.

According to KU's Outage Map found on the utility's website, power has been out to 128 customers on the north end of town and just outside the city limit since 4:18 p.m. The cause is listed as an equipment issue and power is expected to be restored by 6:30 p.m.

Earlier today, a power surge affected numerous businesses and homes across Marion, causing them to loose power briefly. The surge also affected the traffic light at South Main and Gum streets. At of 5:15 p.m., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported the signal was back online.