Blown transformer knocks out power at SMMC Tuesday afternoon

HERALD photo/Amanda Duforat A blown transformer caused a power outage at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and for many local residents Tuesday afternoon. Power at SMMC was expected to be restored today.
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Scenic Mountain Medical Center operated on backup power Tuesday afternoon after a blown transformer knocked out power to the hospital and numerous residents around town.
According to other media sources, Oncor was able to isolate the power outage to the hospital and restore power to community residents. SMMC operated on backup generators throughout the night, while repairs were being made.
The SMMC Emergency Room remained open and was able to receive and treat patients as normal. West Texas Medical Plaza providers closed offices early due to the power outage, but were able to reopen Wednesday morning.
According to SMMC, complete power is anticipated to be restored today.

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