By Tom Breen | 07/18/18 09:38:49For more than a week, the Salem Power Plant in Delaware was at the center of a power outage that forced shut down all of the city’s water supply.
The state has been working to determine the cause of the problem that affected thousands of people and resulted in a total loss of power in Salem.
The power plant was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon, and the plant was shut down on Wednesday.
The state has now released a new update on the situation, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
Officials said the plant lost power around 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday after an electrical fire broke out at the plant’s intake and venting valves.
The fire was contained to the intake valves, but some valves and parts of the plant have been damaged.
The plant was not completely out of service.
Statewide, the power plant is expected to have a backup generator available in case of a second outage.