About 600 Island residents were without power Wednesday after a power line snapped around 10 a.m.
American Electric Power crews found the line down at around 10 a.m. on Leeward, and noticed that the top of the power pole was burned.
Crews said the lack of rain probably caused the line to snap. Usually rain is what keeps them free of dirt and dust.
In the meantime, places like Holiday Inn were left in the dark.
"We've still got all of our housekeeping working," said Chloe Smith, front desk manager of Holiday Inn. "We've got people helping in the stairwells. Of course, we've got our emergency lights. They've got them out there with glow sticks. We've got a whole lot of glow sticks for everybody. We didn't have too many checkouts today. Thankfully it's slow."
"We're making do," said Billy and Amy Story, tourists from Bridgeport. "So we're going to go for a ride and soak up some air conditioning in the pickup for a little while, and hopefully when we come back it will be back on for us."
At last report, AEP crews have managed to fix the line and restore power.
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