Officials with Harlan Municipal Utilities say hot weather and high winds were responsible for the cause of electrical blinks and outages in Harlan on Tuesday. In a press release, HMU said a transmission line in the southern part of Harlan had excessive sag and the high winds caused the line to strike an adjacent line. The two hot lines kept touching causing the blinks.
HMU crews diagnosed the problem, isolated the line and rerouted power to avoid outages. HMU says crews made permanent repairs today to prevent the incident from happening again.