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Service Interruption St. Thomas Market Square Area

(Tuesday, December 16, 2014)

At approximately 7:50 a.m., Tuesday morning, a local construction crew working in the area of Market Square on St. Thomas inadvertently cut a Water and Power Authority underground cable.  One person was apparently injured in this morning’s incident, but there were fortunately no fatalities. The incident resulted in service interruption to approximately 34 customers in the Market Square area, from the traffic light at the corner of the former 7 Wonders Jewelry store west, to the traffic light at the intersection by the Catholic School.

 WAPA crews, along with an emergency electrical contractor Bryan Electric, responded to the area to begin the process of repairing the recently installed cables.  As this is an extensive process, repairs are anticipated to take approximately five to six hours. 

 Motorists in the area of the Market Square on St. Thomas are asked to proceed through the area with caution since the traffic lights are inoperable.  Crews are working diligently to restore service to the area as quickly as possible.

  The Authority encourages all customers to contact WAPA prior to digging or landscaping near power lines, in an effort to ensure the safety of everyone involved.