Balloon Causes Power Outage

POSTED: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 11:45pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 9:03am

EL PASO - An unusual power outage in a part of Downtown El Paso left hundreds of people in the dark.

A balloon knocked out electricity when it came in contact with powerlines at Durango and Overland.

550 customers were left in the dark.

The power went out around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Utility crews restored electricity two hours later.

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