Many Ava residents who live in the southeast quadrant of town experienced an unexpected power outage Saturday morning, Oct. 26.
According to city officials, the down time was due to a short that occurred on an electrical pole near the Ava Post Office. The burn-out caused permanent damage to the cross arm of the pole, consequently the power was off for approximately 1-1/2 hours Saturday morning while a temporary fix was implemented at the site.
Because damage was extensive, replacement repairs to the electrical pole are necessary, and this requires a power outage to be scheduled.
Tentatively, the outage has been planned for Monday, Nov. 25, at 9:00 a.m. so the city electric crew can make repairs while the power is off, and the new cross arm can be installed.