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CWL hoping to restore Jonesboro power by noon

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Jonesboro City, Water and Light employees have mostly resolved an electrical issue that affected almost 1,000 customers and knocked out power to traffic lights on major intersections.

CWL employee Jake Rice told Region 8 News that a switch located at the bottom of a power pole in the Western Sizzlin parking lot had been damaged—possibly by a vehicle backing into it.

Rice said that while the damage did not immediately cause an outage, a power failure further south in Jonesboro started a domino effect that eventually knocked the switch completely out of commission.

Power went out from Browns Lane to Stadium Boulevard, causing traffic congestion after traffic signals at major intersections lost electricity.

While power has not been fully restored to all areas, CWL employees are hoping get the problem completely resolved by noon.

Region 8 New will continue tracking this story and bring you more information on kait8.com.

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