ALBANY, Ga. -- About 800 customers of Albany's Water, Gas & Light Department were without power for about two hours late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, according to a spokesperson with the local utility.
Lorie Farkas said the power went out just before 11 p.m. Tuesday and came back on around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The culprit, Farkas said, was "underground cables that went bad."
"We're talking about cables that are 30 years old," she said. "The beauty of underground cables is you don't have to deal with squirrels and snakes or lightning strikes, but it does make it harder to find where the problem is."
Farkas said the Sandy Bottom area was the section of town most impacted by the outage, which left customers along Pine Avenue and Jefferson Street without power.
"It was a godsend it was late at night when, hopefully, everybody was ready to go to bed and there were no businesses impacted," she said. "I was real proud of our crew to come out, work hard and get service restored so quickly."
Farkas said just one WG&L crew was summoned to make necessary repairs.