OYSTER CREEK — A piece of equipment working in a nearby pit crashed into a utility pole Tuesday afternoon causing a five-hour power outage in Oyster Creek, CenterPoint’s Alejandra Diaz said.
Oyster Creek Fire Chief Mark Westmoreland said the crash sparked a grass fire in addition to creating the power outage.
The outage affected more than 800 customers, according to CenterPoint’s online tracker. The power went out at 3:45 p.m. just as afternoon temperatures reached the low 90s.
Power was restored at 9:10 p.m.
A problem with the repair crew’s equipment delayed the restoration time, which was originally estimated at 5:15 p.m., Diaz said.