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Arc flash lights up Richmond Hill sky, leaves thousands without power Thursday
An insulator failed around 9:15 p.m. Thursday night at Coastal Electric Cooperative's Sterling Creek substation leaving approximately 3,000 of the company's members without power. When the insulator failed, it was destroyed by a high-voltage arc flash, according to Mark Bolton, Coastal Electric Vice President for Communication.Video of Sterling Creek Substation ArcflashCoastal Electric linemen responded shortly after the outage and restored power within 57 minutes around I-95 and Richmond Hill High School, and other circuits were restored 30 to 45 minutes later.
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