A 10-hour power outage in Lake Placid was expected to end at 7 a.m. Wednesday after an upgrade to the city’s power grid.

The National Grid was scheduled to replace the wooden poles that run from Malone to Lake Placid with steel ones. Malone is Lake Placid’s only power source for municipal electric customers.

According to Kimball Daby, Superintendent of Electric for Lake Placid, it was possible to replace the poles without having an outage, but it was more efficient to shut things down.

Daby said the short-term inconvenience will bring long-term benefits. Damage to a pole three years ago knocked out power for 19 hours.

“I believe one thing our customers should realize is all Lake Placid customers are going to benefit from this work for the next 40 years,” said Daby. “Any scheduled outage will more than likely prevent an unscheduled outage.”

Julia Herman, a Lake Placid resident, said she was prepared for the outage.

“Being in graduate school online, I kind of would like to have the internet tonight for assignments and such, but it is what it is and I’m glad I know about it,” she said.