Fallen tree limb causes power outage, damage in Coal Grove

Published 11:06 am Wednesday, July 21, 2010

COAL GROVE — A tree limb fell onto electric lines in front of the Coal Grove Village Hall, causing a power outage Tuesday afternoon.

The incident caused electric lines to fall onto the townhouse roof, causing damage to the building, Mayor Larry McDaniel said.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. during a thunderstorm. Electric was knocked out for a while at the village hall and surrounding area, but was restored by 7 p.m.

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The electric lines burned a hole in the townhouse’s gutter. Village employees were sent home shortly after the incident. The village hall usually closes at 3 p.m.

“We don’t know about the computers yet. We’ve got surge protectors,” McDaniel said of the damage.

A village council meeting slated for Tuesday evening was canceled. The next village council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 3.