Fire on telephone pole causes outage and traffic detour


An early-morning fire on a utility pole on a rainy Wednesday morning caused headaches for downtown Delaware residents, businesses and motorists — when repairs forced AEP to disconnect power while repairs were made. Above, crews from AEP work on a pair of telephone poles on West William Street. Officials said a pedestrian had called to report a utility pole on fire on William Street about 6 a.m. Fire crews put out the fire but the wires and pole were unsafe so AEP workers worked in the rain to repair the wires. In the process of the repairs, many Delaware residents and businesses in and near downtown lost power, and traffic lights were out. Police said because William Street was closed, traffic was diverted to Central Avenue and London Road. Power was restored a short time later and the street was reopened Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is unknown. The rainy weather led to a number of traffic accidents in central Ohio.

An early-morning fire on a utility pole on a rainy Wednesday morning caused headaches for downtown Delaware residents, businesses and motorists — when repairs forced AEP to disconnect power while repairs were made. Above, crews from AEP work on a pair of telephone poles on West William Street. Officials said a pedestrian had called to report a utility pole on fire on William Street about 6 a.m. Fire crews put out the fire but the wires and pole were unsafe so AEP workers worked in the rain to repair the wires. In the process of the repairs, many Delaware residents and businesses in and near downtown lost power, and traffic lights were out. Police said because William Street was closed, traffic was diverted to Central Avenue and London Road. Power was restored a short time later and the street was reopened Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is unknown. The rainy weather led to a number of traffic accidents in central Ohio.


An early-morning fire on a utility pole on a rainy Wednesday morning caused headaches for downtown Delaware residents, businesses and motorists — when repairs forced AEP to disconnect power while repairs were made. Above, crews from AEP work on a pair of telephone poles on West William Street. Officials said a pedestrian had called to report a utility pole on fire on William Street about 6 a.m. Fire crews put out the fire but the wires and pole were unsafe so AEP workers worked in the rain to repair the wires. In the process of the repairs, many Delaware residents and businesses in and near downtown lost power, and traffic lights were out. Police said because William Street was closed, traffic was diverted to Central Avenue and London Road. Power was restored a short time later and the street was reopened Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is unknown. The rainy weather led to a number of traffic accidents in central Ohio.

An early-morning fire on a utility pole on a rainy Wednesday morning caused headaches for downtown Delaware residents, businesses and motorists — when repairs forced AEP to disconnect power while repairs were made. Above, crews from AEP work on a pair of telephone poles on West William Street. Officials said a pedestrian had called to report a utility pole on fire on William Street about 6 a.m. Fire crews put out the fire but the wires and pole were unsafe so AEP workers worked in the rain to repair the wires. In the process of the repairs, many Delaware residents and businesses in and near downtown lost power, and traffic lights were out. Police said because William Street was closed, traffic was diverted to Central Avenue and London Road. Power was restored a short time later and the street was reopened Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is unknown. The rainy weather led to a number of traffic accidents in central Ohio.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2015/10/web1_outage.jpgAn early-morning fire on a utility pole on a rainy Wednesday morning caused headaches for downtown Delaware residents, businesses and motorists — when repairs forced AEP to disconnect power while repairs were made. Above, crews from AEP work on a pair of telephone poles on West William Street. Officials said a pedestrian had called to report a utility pole on fire on William Street about 6 a.m. Fire crews put out the fire but the wires and pole were unsafe so AEP workers worked in the rain to repair the wires. In the process of the repairs, many Delaware residents and businesses in and near downtown lost power, and traffic lights were out. Police said because William Street was closed, traffic was diverted to Central Avenue and London Road. Power was restored a short time later and the street was reopened Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is unknown. The rainy weather led to a number of traffic accidents in central Ohio.