OT: Ann Arbor Power Outages Last Night

Submitted by UMWest22 on October 20th, 2010 at 8:08 AM

So, last night the power (at least in south AA near Hill Street) went out about 10 times.  I have looked around the internet and found nothing talking about it.  I realize it's not that important, but I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about it or experienced it anywhere else in town.  I kept hearing what I thought was a transformer blowing every few minutes.  Any information, thanks!

 

I'll just apologize in advance to the board for posting this, as I'm sure some people won't be appreciative of it.  So, sorry!

Comments

Tauro

October 20th, 2010 at 8:37 AM ^

Nah, RR just finished reading Frankenstein and is now cloning Mike Martin.  Ten times?  Ten FrankenMartin's will be joining the defense soon....

pullin4blue

October 20th, 2010 at 8:38 AM ^

What I heard was that GERG was trying to blow dry his hair while his wife was running the vacuum and his kid was heating up a burger on the Foreman Grill. Every time he turned on the hair dryer,the power went out. That's the price you pay for great hair.

mgokev

October 20th, 2010 at 9:59 AM ^

I assumed he used both.  For the more delicate hairs that require precision, he uses the Sedu Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic 3600.  It pulls 1600 Watts with a voltage of 110.  It also has a ionizer, 9 foot cord, concentrator, ceramic casing, quiet technology and variable heat control.  Plus, you can get all that for only $260.  GERG knows a deal when he sees one.

kingrichardx

October 20th, 2010 at 11:06 AM ^

This happened very close to my house. A transformer(??) blew up directly behind where SAE lives on Washtenaw/Hill. Every 8 minutes the power would flicker and then an INTENSE flash of multicolored light would appear. It was deafeningly loud too. The fire dept was really slow to react.

I have a video of it on my blackberry that I'd upload if I could figure out how.

ryanoe0610

October 20th, 2010 at 2:04 PM ^

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