Power restored to nearly 900 customers in town & city of Watertown

Power restored to nearly 900 customers in town & city of Watertown
National Grid crews were at work on Gotham Street Road in Watertown to restore power to nearly 900 customers Friday morning. (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - An apparent lightning strike on a utility pole knocked out power for close to 900 National Grid customers in the Watertown area Friday morning.

The company’s website shows power had been restored to most customers by around 10 a.m.

At its height, the outage affected 877 customers in the town and city of Watertown, roughly from Washington Street east to State Route 12, more or less along Gotham Street and Spring Valley Drive

Gotham Street Road was closed for a time between Spring Valley Drive and State Route 12, but has since reopened.

Close to 900 National Grid customers in the Watertown area were without power Friday morning, likely due to lightning striking a utility pole.
Close to 900 National Grid customers in the Watertown area were without power Friday morning, likely due to lightning striking a utility pole. (Source: National Grid website)

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