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SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Power outages have peppered the town of South Whitley in recent weeks.
Two outages back-to-back Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 left many residents without electricity for hours.
At a recent town council meeting, town leaders heard from Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) representatives as to the issues with the townâ€™s power.
â€śThese outages were not IMPAâ€™s issue, but Duke Energyâ€™s outage,â€ť said Eric Burch, manager of member services for IMPA.
Although the townâ€™s power contract is with IMPA, lines and service poles are shared with other power companies such as Duke Energy.
â€śWe all operate on a joint transmission system,â€ť said IMPAâ€™s Assistant Vice President Joel Roper. â€śWe have a good working relationship with Duke and we want to keep it that way.â€ť
Power was out a total of six hours by Roperâ€™s estimation. Grumbling from those residents in attendance at the meeting argued that the outage was longer than six hours.
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