Lake Placid power outage planned on Dec. 7

Holiday decorations were still being installed on Main Street, Lake Placid, this week. This photo was taken on Tuesday, Nov. 29. (News photo — Andy Flynn)

LAKE PLACID — National Grid officials announced Friday, Dec. 2 that there will be a scheduled power outage in Lake Placid from 1 to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The village of Lake Placid operates an independent municipal electric department and electricity is delivered to the village’s system through National Grid’s transmission network. During a recent inspection, National Grid detected a faulty transmission switch that require repair to ensure reliability and resiliency. The transmission line will be deenergized at 1 a.m. on Dec. 7 and crews will work overnight to repair the switch. National Grid and the Lake Placid Electric Dept. will work together to restore power by 5 a.m. on Dec. 7.

There is no anticipated interruption of school for students, faculty and staff of the Lake Placid Central School District. Additionally, village leaders are working with local businesses to mitigate impacts.

The repair is deemed urgent to support the increased electric requirements of events in the village, such as the upcoming Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games from Jan. 12 to 22.

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