FORT SUPPLY--The citizens of Fort Supply were without power from 10 p.m. Tuesday night to about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials at William S. Key Correctional Center said the prison was not affected by the outage.

However, the schools were affected which led school leaders to cancel classes for the day.

According to Jonna Hensley of Northwestern Electric Coop the reason for the power outage was the malfunction of a lightning arrestor.

"A lightning arrestor is a devise that is used on electrical power systems to protect those systems from the damaging affects of lightning," Hensley said.

Hensley said that these devises work as a giant surge protector for the electrical system, that that it can catch and stop the surge from a lightning strike.

"When one of these malfunctions it is very hard to detect which one it is, that is why the power was out for such a long amount of time," she said.

However, Hensley said that all power had been restored to the town Wednesday morning.

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