Faulty Insulator Causes 1,000 City Residents to Lose Power


Around 1,000 Martinsville City utility customers lost power around midnight Saturday night according to Mayor Gene Teague.

A bad 34-kilovolt insulator on Indian Trail knocked out the Spruce Street and Indian Trail substations.

Teague said the Spruce Street substation was back on around 1 am and Indian Trail was repaired and back online by 2 am.