However, most customers had power restored by 3:30 a.m.
“We got word from KU, that a static line fell on a transmitter,” said Emergency Management director, Frank Wright. “A static line is pretty much a bleeder of static electricity and is directly in the ground.”
Wright said that a static line is connected to a underground conductor, so when the static line fell on the transmitter, it caused a form of explosion.
“Most likely the green and blue lights everyone saw was a nice firework show caused by the static line falling on the transmitter,” said Wright. “It will pretty much cause an explosion of some sort.”
SurfKY News Reporter
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