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Talquin Electric restores power to users affected by transformer failure

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All power has been restored to the Talquin Electric Cooperative members affected by the Liberty County Substation.

The roughly 12-hour outage included some customers in southwest Gadsden County.

Talquin Electric had experienced a transformer failure in its Liberty County Substation. The cooperative announced that power was expected to be restored by late today.

Approximately 1,690 members (users) had been without power in the southwest portion of Gadsden County and down into the southwest portion of Liberty County since early Wednesday morning. It also affected the members on Sweetwater water system, which serves about 30 members.

Multiple crews, substation techs and supervisors have been on site since about 2 a.m. to make repairs and restore power as quickly as possible.
 
Talquin has been advising that anyone with a medically dependent need for electricity in Liberty County, to go to the Senior Citizen's Center. The number is 643-5613.