Power outage moved to Tuesday
A delay in equipment delivery has forced a planned Monday power outage for the city of Marion to be shifted to Tuesday.
Electricity will be shut off citywide beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday and should be restored three hours later at 2 a.m. Wednesday.
A temporary substation will be set up during the outage to carry the city’s power so that repairs can be made to the city’s permanent substation. A Westar engineer informed the city Monday that the temporary substation would arrive too late in the day to install Monday night, city administrator Roger Holter said.
Electrical supervisor Clayton Garnica was going around town Monday notifying businesses, St. Luke Hospital, schools, and other affected organizations about the change, Holter said.
Individuals who earlier contacted the city about how their personal needs would be affected personal needs also have been notified of the change, Holter said.
Marion Community Center, which is equipped with a generator, will be open during the outage for people who have specific needs, Holter said.
Provided all goes as planned, a second planned outage will occur over the weekend to restore power to the permanent substation. The specific time and day had not yet been determined as of noon Monday.