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Power restored after outage in Watertown

A failure in equipment at a substation resulted in a power outage that affected more than 3,000 customers in Watertown. Had cut the power to many stop lights and businesses. A couple of hours later, crews repaired the equipment failure at National Grid's substation.
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Power outages in Salt Lake City

Multiple power outages occurred in Salt Lake City, knocking power out for more than 5,800 customers. Power was restored just a few hours later by Rocky Mountain Power crews.
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Travelers see delays after power outage

A brief power outage at Pittsburgh International Airport caused some security line delays. According to KDKA, the outage occurred as crews were conducting electrical testing overnight. The service was restored later.
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An explosion caused by a ball that ignited a fire in Martinez

In Martinez, a burning tennis ball being played with by three teenage boys started a fire that displaced three residents, heavily damaged at least one house and several vehicles, and briefly caused a power outage affecting about 8,700 customers, authorities said.
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Flash flood and power outages due to torrential rain

Torrential rain that has swept through southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana, triggered flash floods and power outages. Extreme rainfall and increased rainfall rates are closely linked with warming temperatures and the climate crisis.
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Tractor-trailer driver took out power lines in Clay

A driver from Clay who took down several utility poles while driving drunk caused a power outage. Tractor-trailer was towed away. North Syracuse Police arrested and charged him with driving while impaired by alcohol. Verizon worked on repairing the poles to restore power back to the area.
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Crash causes power outage

A utility pole was broken during an automobile accident in Berkeley. About 1000 customers were affected because of the power outage. Power was restored a couple of hours later.
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Healdsburg without power after small fire

Power outage across Healdsburg affected about 2,738 homes and businesses, after a small grass fire, ignited near an electrical substation where PG&E crews were at work.
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California Power Grid Still vulnerable to power cuts

The authorities in Sacramento, have warned against the power outages which might present themselves once again this year and that have tormented the area last year's due to extreme heat.
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Fleeing man climbs on wires and causes power outage

In Portland a man climbed onto a roof and then on the cables of a power line causing a shutting down of the latter. The power outage targeted about 3000 customers. He was taken into custody.
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Power outages reported due to severe weather

Thousands of customers were without power as severe thunderstorms roll through the Houston area. CenterPoint Energy reported 18,433 customers lost service.
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Power outage caused by fire

Residents in Waskesiu and near areas left without power. The power outage was caused by a fire. SaskPower said that the problem was a transmission line needed to be repaired, and some areas were hard for them to get to due to a fire. They worked to repair damage caused by fire and restored service
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Massive Tuolumne County Outage

Tens of thousands of customers of PG&E in Tuolumne, California lost power for nearly three hours. PG&E was conducting maintenance on their system that required to utilize a backup generation source and the power outage occurred when the backup failed.
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Power outage in Texas

Storms left more than 4 million Texans without power, caused $200 billion in damages, and nearly 200 died. Some natural gas companies have reported making billions in profits from the storm. But before and during the storm, natural gas production fell by half. The main cause of the power outages was a failure of the integrated natural gas and power systems.
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Excavator accident causes outage in East Richmond

Over 2,000 customers in east Richmond were affected by power losses. Residents in the Hamilton community said that the outage was caused by an excavator knocking over a power line pole.
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Tractor-trailer causes power outage

Power outages caused by a rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer. Princeton Police confirmed two people were hurt from the accident but were pulled away from the wreckage by first responders. More than 50 customers in the Melrose area were without power as a result of this accident.
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Heat waves could cause more power cuts than ever

A disproportionate number of power outages are happening because heatwaves across parts of the United States are becoming increasingly common, there's a relationship between heat waves and energy demand. Along with increased heat, hurricane seasons, and droughts that overlap with summer months add to the strain on power grids, said Brian Stone Jr Ph.D.
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Dangerous flash flooding drenches, knocking out power in New Orleans

Due to high winds and lightning in New Orleans, around 4,000 customers left without power. Dangerous flash flooding drenched the streets, impeding vehicular movement and causing power outages.
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Tornado Rips off Roofs, Knocks Out Power in New Orleans

A tornado pounded parts of New Orleans, ripping off roofs, knocking down trees and utility poles, and causing other damage. No serious injuries were reported. Power outages left almost 10,000 people without service.
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Fire breaks out at Susquehanna County auto service center

An auto service center was destroyed by flames in Susquehanna County. No injuries were reported. A power outage occurred but was restored as the crew worked to fight the fire. The owner said that an employee heard a pop followed by a loud bang
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Crash in Fresno left 6,000 without power

Power outage in southwest Fresno after an alleged kidnapping suspect collided with a power pole. Police say a man rammed a motorbike carrying his ex-girlfriend, kidnapped her and then hit a power pole, causing an outage impacting thousands of west-Fresno residents.
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Power losses in North Augusta

Power outage in North Augusta left more than 2,000 customers were without power. Much of the power was restored a couple of hours later
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A crash caused a power outage at the City of Monroe water treatment facility

A car crashed into a utility line around 10 p.m. on Old Camden Road, causing a power outage. The water treatment facility lost power, affecting the ability to serve customers. The city issued a boil water advisory as a precaution. They said that is precautionary only and there is no immediate reason to believe the drinking water is unsafe.
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In Acadiana weather leaves some without power

Communities in Acadiana were without power following morning thunderstorms. Power outage affected around 470 people according to outage data reported by Entergy, Slemco and Cleco.
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Texas without power after Sunday storms

After the storms, people in Texas area dealt with power outages. The Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative reported a total of 5,313 power outages. By Sunday night, SWEPCO restored outages for customers reporting outages