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Power Outage Not Due to Weather

A power outage blacked out much of the City of Fairbury on Monday, December 19, 2022, beginning at approximately 3:45 p.m. While some areas saw power restored almost immediately, other remained without power for up to 36 minutes. The city reported the cause to be “mechanical failure at the substation.”Despite the heavy, wet snow falling at the time, the weather was not reported to be a factor.The city has been upgrading the electrical system. At a meeting of the City Council the following evening, councilperson Doug Brown complained that much of Fairbury's electrical system was still “antiquated.”The city council voted to accept a bid for $8...

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