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Northeast Roswell hit by power outage

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Black screens are seen on digital billboards and signs along North Main Street Thursday morning during a power outage affecting about 2,200 Xcel Energy customers. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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A power outage in northeast Roswell Thursday morning left about 2,200 business and residential customers in the dark for up to an hour.

The cause of the outage was still under investigation, said Mike McLeod, regional manager for community service, speaking shortly after power was restored. He said he did not anticipate any long-term power issues in the area.

McLeod said the problem appeared to involve a substation north of Atkinson Avenue, and power was restored by switching to other substations until the problem can be resolved.

“We have capacity back-up,” he said, “so we have switched over to back-up substations.”

The area impacted was said to have covered from 19th Street north to Pine Lodge Road and from North Main Street to portions east of the city around Atkinson Avenue. Some customers experienced only brief outages of a few minutes, but others were without power for about an hour.

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In a separate incident Thursday afternoon, a dump truck hit a utility pole near North Sycamore Avenue and West Second Street, which affected less than 50 customers, according to the Xcel website. Power was expected to be restored in that area by early Thursday evening.