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Mechanical issue leads to large power outage in Bath

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STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. -- The public's help is being requested by officials in Bath as they attempt to fix an electrical issue.

The village was without power early Sunday morning after a large outage.

It was corrected around 3:30 a.m., but officials say the Wilson Avenue electrical site will need more repairs.

In the meantime, they're asking residents to keep appliances unplugged while not in use. Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems is also asking people to keep electric heat down to sixty degrees. They want people to unplug refrigerators and freezers during peak hours.

Officials say to expect rolling black-outs while the repairs are being made. People without power should avoid calling 911 unless there's an actual emergency.

Keep the following list of appliances unplugged when they are not in use:

Electric ovens
Electric hot water heaters
Electric clothes dryers
Clothes washing machines
Dishwashers
Microwaves
Consumer electronics
Keep freezers and fridges off after 9 p.m. and before 7 a.m.
Set Electric heat to less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit

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