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Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

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Asheboro East Power Substation [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A fire at a power substation in Asheboro that left over 6,000 customers without power Saturday evening was caused by high winds. On April 1st, 2023, just after 7pm, Asheboro Fire and Rescue (AFRD) was dispatched to a report of a fire at the Asheboro East Power Substation on Spring St. Randolph County Emergency Services advised responding units that 911 callers had reported hearing an explosion, followed by a power outage in the area. Other callers were reporting a fire at, or near, the substation. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer for the Asheboro Fire/Rescue Dept, "units arrived on scene to find a small area of grass burning inside the substation that was not a threat to ...
RCSO, SBI, and FBI Investigating Vandalism at Randolph County Power Substation

RCSO, SBI, and FBI Investigating Vandalism at Randolph County Power Substation

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On January 19th, 2023, crews work to repair the damage a power substation on Post Rd after someone fired shots at the equipment on Jan 17th, 2023. (PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL) ASHEBORO N.C. - Late yesterday, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced that a power substation on Post Road in Randolph County was vandalized. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on January 17th, 2023, deputies responded to a vandalism call at a power substation on Post Road, Thomasville, in Randolph County. In a statement EnergyUnited officials said crews "responded to an alarm that notified personnel of an equipment issue at its Pleasant Hill Substation early Tuesday morning. Crews were dispatched to assess the situation and discovered damage to the substation transfor...
Crews Working To Clear Downed Lines After Accident in Asheboro

Crews Working To Clear Downed Lines After Accident in Asheboro

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ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS)- Repair crews are working to clear downed lines and poles at the intersection of Dixon St and Uwharrie St in Asheboro, after an accident involving a truck. Around 11am the Asheboro Fire Department was dispatched to a reported hit and run at Dixon St and Uwharrie St. Police on scene requested the fire department to respond to assist with traffic control and downed power lines. We are still waiting to hear back from the Asheboro Police Department about what exactly led to the accident. In the aftermath left behind 4-6 power poles were down along with power and cable lines across the roadway and in several peoples yards on Dixon St, Uwharrie St, and Cherry St. At this time power crews say that power has been restored to al...