Brief power outage affects 5,000 cust...

Brief power outage affects 5,000 customers

There are 10 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 5, 2007, titled Brief power outage affects 5,000 customers. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

About 5,000 Duke Energy customers near 116th Street and River Road lost electrical service for about eight minutes Wednesday because of work being done on equipment.

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Augusta, GA

#1 Dec 5, 2007
Losing power for 8 hours might be news but for eight minutes?? I think not. This is laughable. What a bunch of pansies!

Roanoke, IN

#2 Dec 5, 2007
I never recall my neighborhood in the news. Last fall we lost power almost once a week over night. no clue what they were doing though
hot air in Carmel

Thomasville, NC

#3 Dec 5, 2007
I don't think the temperature had anything to do with it, but there is already plenty of hot air in Carmel to keep them people warm....Should have been plenty to keep the power on as well.
Fishers Resident

Falmouth, KY

#4 Dec 5, 2007
Chill out, people... I think they wrote it up because of the interesting decision to intentionally cut power while it's 17 degrees. Granted, not a big deal for only 8 minutes, but still. Hopefully there was a valid reason to pick the coldest evening of the season to do it. But whatever... life goes on.
just my thoughts

United States

#5 Dec 5, 2007
Incredible wrote:
Losing power for 8 hours might be news but for eight minutes?? I think not. This is laughable. What a bunch of pansies!
Pansies?? Lame! Old! Like you no doubt?
Westside IPL Customer

United States

#6 Dec 5, 2007
We lost power during that time as well in our neighborhood, but we're off of West 56th Street! I can't imagine it was only 5000 customers if the incidents are the same (times listed seem correct though) since there's no mention of areas other than 116th/River Road mentioned.
Northwest Sider

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Dec 5, 2007
So that's what happened! Its news to me because my neighborhood was affected, we were in the process of getting the kids to bed when everything just went dark. But we live on the northwest side of town- a bit far from 116th street. No, 8 inutes wsa not a long time to be without power, but we were curious as to what happened

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Dec 5, 2007
What a Hoot Indiana...
Having lived in Alaska
for the past 20 plus years,
it was nothing for the power
to go out for 5 plus hours at
a time, you fired up the fireplace...
AND, you never heard about it on
the news until the next day.
Keep warm...Indiana was where I
was born n' raised.

Decatur, GA

#9 Dec 6, 2007
just my thoughts wrote:
<quoted text>Pansies?? Lame! Old! Like you no doubt?
And your point is what, exactly? Nothing wrong with being old. The alternative is worse.

United States

#10 Dec 6, 2007
Yeah.... but the stockholders are happy, right?
Get off your cans & fix your plant!!

For consumers inconvenienced by the constant failure of Duke Energy to keep the lights on.... Just contact the IURC,(Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission), every time the power even blinks.

It's well worth the 'squirm factor' for Duke management, and your power will get fixed!!!!

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