An unusual power outage occurred around 5:00 pm in Argos on Friday, October 23, 2020, which lasted until 4:00 am the next morning. Utility crews worked diligently through the night to restore power after a utility pole caught on fire, rendering half of the town without power.
Posts on the town’s official Facebook page indicated that crews were working to find and fix the problem within minutes. Many residents took to social media to vent their frustration.
This is a great opportunity to remind Argos residents that the town does have REACH Alert, which is a messaging service designed to share important information like the power outage.
During the incident, those who were already subscribed to this free service were notified via a text message, voice call, or email.
Registration for this service is voluntary but highly recommended. Argos residents who want to keep in-the-know about power outages, boil water advisories, road closures, and other events should visit the town’s website at https://www.townofargos.com/reach-alert to sign up and learn more.