Republic's Power Is Back On

Nancy Simpson

Photo: Image by Empire Electric

Republic's Power Is Back On

CREATED May. 20, 2013

The power is back in Republic and lightning is the getting the blame for the outage.

Empire District Electric says it was mainly the south and east parts of town that were inconvenienced. 

Stop lights throughout Republic were dark, causing traffic problems.

A spokeswoman says there were problems with a transmission line from an earlier lightning strike.