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THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2000 Nappanee outage two days in a row Nappanee outage two days in a row By THE GOSHEN NEWS STAFF The entire city of Nappanee lost power for about an hour this morning. That's two days in a row a power outage has occurred there.

According to Northern Indiana Public Service Co. spokesman Jim Manhart, all of Nappanee - 4,247 customers - lost power at about 9 a.m. today. There was no power at the NorthWood substation nor at the Nappanee substation, he said.

NIPSCO linemen patrolled two 69,000 volt circuits to find the source of the outage.

Outage was due to a faulted reclosure at the Bremen substation, according to Manhart. This is equipment related to the 69,000 volt subtransmission system, he explained.

Power was restored to the city at 10:04 a.m.

"It's a far-reaching effect - you really have to patrol it all in order to see the problem," Manhart said.

This is the second day Nappanee has experienced power loss.

At about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, two circuits lost power affecting 1,399 customers in Nappanee along the west and east corridors of U.S. 6. Power was restored at 2:47 p.m.

Manhart said the cause of that outage was transformer primary fuses blowing in the Nappanee substation.

-- Doris (, July 15, 2000

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