Duke reporting power outages on east side of Seymour

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Update, 6:01 p.m:

Duke spokesman Chip Orben said 600 customers in Seymour are still without power

Power is expected to be restored at 8 p.m.

Orben said the company is bringing customer back into the system slowly in an effort to not overload it.

Update, 2:24 p.m.:

Duke spokesman Chip Orben said about 2,000 customers have had power restored in south and southeastern Seymour.

Orben said that leaves about 1,100 without power and Duke should have it restored by 4 p.m.

Update, 1:47 p.m.:

Duke Energy customers have started to report power restoration.

ORIGINAL POST:

Power outages on the east side of city has left nearly 3,300 Duke Energy customers without power.

The outages, first reported at 11:34 a.m. today, involves three circuits that have been locked out in the O’Brien Street substation, Duke spokesman Chip Orben said. Locked out means something interrupted the circuit or there was equipment failure, he said.

A substation maintenance crew is on its ways to assess and resolve the situation, Orben said.

Crews are attempting to switch some customers from the affected circuit to one that is operating correctly in an effort to restore power for some.

Orben did not know how many could be affected by that effort.

He said Duke is estimating restoration at 3:30 p.m. and customers are encouraged to report outages by calling 1-800-343-3525.

To view outages, visit┬áDuke’s website here.

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