Thousands lose power in S. Ind. on hottest day of the year

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by WHAS11

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Posted on July 7, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 8 at 12:13 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Thousands of people in Southern Indiana struggled to stay cool as crews worked through Saturday evening to restore power at a Charlestown, Ind. substation.

Clark County REMC said that 2,500 were without power after a substation transformer shorted on Bethany Road in Charlestown, Ind. around 5 p.m. Saturday night.  An investigation has been launched, but the outage was heat and temperature-related. 

The Bethany Road substation serves 3,000 houses, and immediately after the outage, power was diverted to 500 of those homes.  For the rest, crews brought a portable substation and were hoping to have power restored to the majority of the homes affected by midnight.

WHAS11's Brittany Gonzalez spoke with those dealing with the outage to get their reactions.  Click on the video player to view

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