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Metallic balloons and power lines don’t mix

Metallic balloons and power lines don’t mix
Posted on 05/06/2020
By Patrick McIntyre, CSU Energy Coordinator

Stray Mylar balloons entangled in overhead lines in the last week caused two electric outages for hundreds of College Station residents. Such disruptions can cover a large area for two hours or more while we clear the balloons and repair damaged equipment.

Outages not only inconvenience our customers, but they also jeopardize public safety and cause lost revenue for businesses. Never allow those shiny, helium-filled foil balloons to be released outside.

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