An insulator on a power pole was the cause of a power outage in Columbus this afternoon, Georgia Power said.
The insulator, which holds up lines, broke around 2:20 p.m., said spokesman Jeff Wilson. It caused some 5,000 customers in the general area of Milgen and Forest roads to lose power for less than 10 minutes, he said.
“If you see a line hanging off a pole, it’s being held there by an insulator,” Wilson added.
When the insulator broke, the line made contact with the pole and knocked the area out of service.