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RE: Power outage in North East
From: "Ejay Hire" <ejay.hire () isdn net>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 17:24:45 -0500


IME, releasing the magic smoke from $device is not considered normal
unlesss the device intentionally uses processes like internal
combustion.  

-e

-----Original Message-----
From: up () 3 am [mailto:up () 3 am] 
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 4:19 PM
To: nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: Power outage in North East



Actually, Mayor Blumberg just told CNN that the smoke being seen at the
ConEd plant is normal for this situation.  It is also being reported
that
this whole thing started in Ottawa, or an overload of the Niagra-Mowhak
power grid.

On Thu, 14 Aug 2003, N. Richard Solis wrote:


I just got off the phone with an old boss of mine.  ;-)  It would
appear
that there is a large fire at a ConEd plant that has now caused a
cascading power outage in the Northeast.  Some more plants may have
tripped offline because of the load they absorbed from the loss of the
other plant.

If I get more information, I'll post.

Damian Gerow wrote:

 >
 > Thus spake Joel Perez (jperez () numind net) [14/08/03 16:27]:
 > > Has anyone heard of a big Power outage in the North east?
 > > I just got a call from one of my tech's in the GBLX bldg in
Newark, NJ
 > > at 1085 raymond and they are telling him that they lost power!
 > > But I also got a call from AT&T in NY that they also lost Power!
 >
 > It looks like a rather large power outage -- we're in South Western
 > Ontario,
 > Canada, and power is out in Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Hespler,
and
 > (I'm
 > pretty sure) London as well.  Can't say about Toronto.
 >
 >   - Damian
 >




James Smallacombe                     PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor
up () 3 am                                                          http://3.am
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