Seymour neighborhoods lose power

Lights flickered briefly in some Seymour neighborhoods while others fell dark for as long as two hours Saturday evening.

About the same time, some neighborhoods reported a brief interruption of water service followed by low pressure that eventually rebuilt.

Seymour Police Officer Jon Watson said Saturday night he was unsure what caused the utility hiccups. He said a number of low-water pressure alarms were triggered, including one at Tractor Supply on East Tipton Street at 6:33 p.m.

Watson said there were no reports of collisions that might have snapped a utility pole.

Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman said Sunday afternoon he had no information about the cause of the problem from Duke Energy or Indiana-American Water Co., the utilities that supply electricity and water to Seymour.

He had been told, however, that a squirrel caused a transformer to blow in the Sunset Parkway addition on the city's west side.

That neighborhood was without power for about two hours, area residents Mary Reed and Rebecca Hays said. Joe Wright said his neighborhood on North O'Brien Street was without power for about 15 minutes.

Spokesmen for Duke and Indiana-American could not be reached for comment.

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