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The crews worked all day Sunday and all night switching loads to other feeders but the last few sections were very difficult as temperatures dropped significantly below zero. Photo: Shelley Pauls

JACKSON, Wyo. — Lower Valley Energy (LVE) experienced a transformer failure in the East Jackson substation yesterday at approximately 7:40 a.m.

According to LVE the original fault was on an underground feeder in front of Jackson Hole Lumber which caused some issues with the controls in the transformer in the substation.

The all-day outage was finally restored at 4 a.m. this morning. The feeder will be out while the crews work the next few days to dig through the frozen ground and get it repaired. Having the feeder out of service puts strain on the other feeders, especially with the extreme cold temperatures.

As the system stabilizes, LVE encourages those in East Jackson to limit their impact on the system. They ask that East Jackson residents conserve energy, by doing such things as turning their thermostats down until approximately noon today.