ARTICLE. Last week, we had a 60KD (60,000 volt) transmission line that had an insulator that cracked (there are usually a few on each transmission line).
Due to our location with the salty air, which speeds up the corrosion of the equipment, and rough storms the insulator broke.
When one cracks, you must replace them all.
Due to the remote location of the transmission line, the workers had to physically walk to the location in the storm, since it was not accessible by vehicle.
Bad weather and tough location also contributed to the length of time it took to get power back, the workers had to take numerous trips walking back and forth with the equipment and tools in the storm. ~ Adam Eisen