Valentine's Day Balloons Blamed for Las Cruces Power Outage

POSTED: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:51pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 8:11am

LAS CRUCES - Valentine's Day balloons may be to blame for a Las Cruces power outage Monday evening.
The power went out for more than 2,000 people around 5 pm.
El Paso Electric says several mylar balloons, like the ones given out for Valentine's Day, got stuck on power lines near a cemetery, disrupting with the current.
Several parts of town started regaining power around 7 pm.

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Oh, great! Now the guvmint will outlaw balloons on the grounds they are harming the environment.

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